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  • Russian, Iranian loyalty to Bashar Assad tested as Syria approaches ‘tipping point’

    06/30/2015 2:57:46 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 29 Jun 15 | Guy Taylor
    The regime of longtime Syrian strongman Bashar Assad is struggling at levels unseen during the nation’s 4-year-old civil war, ramping up pressure on allies Iran and Russia to either abandon or double down on their support for the Syrian leader, U.S. intelligence officials say. While world headlines focus on the push for a nuclear accord between the West and Iran, Syria’s civil war is approaching what several officials described to The Washington Times as a “tipping point,” with various jihadi forces gaining ground against Mr. Assad’s government forces in several parts of the nation.
  • Attorney in Charge of IRS’ Email Production Now in Charge of State Dep’t Emails

    06/30/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/30/15 | Ali Meyer
    Catherine Duval, the attorney in charge of the Internal Revenue Service’s email production to Congress, has changed jobs: She now manages the State Department’s email production to Congress, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) told a hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday, June 25. Both the IRS and State Department have come under congressional scrutiny over their email production amid suspicions that critical documents may have been withheld or destroyed. Word that Catherine Duval – also known as Kate Duval -- has worked at both the IRS and the State Department came last Thursday, when Gowdy questioned...
  • Putin: America Is Godless, Has Turned Away from Christian Values

    06/30/2015 8:10:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 172 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/29/15
    Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned the West, including the United States, for eschewing Christian values and opting instead for a “path to degradation.” In his State of the Nation speech last month, Putin asserted that, “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values… Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.” Russia has adopted new laws that ban homosexual propaganda and criminalizes the insulting of religious sensibilities. The law on religious sensibilities was approved in the wake of...
  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:13:51 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 2014 | Marc Bennets
    MOSCOW — At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.” More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West. “Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech. “Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in...
  • Opinion: Europe’s war on Greek democracy

    06/29/2015 3:05:24 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Market Watch ^ | June 29,2015 | Joseph E. Stiglitz
    In fact, European leaders are finally beginning to reveal the true nature of the ongoing debt dispute, and the answer is not pleasant: it is about power and democracy much more than money and economics. Of course, the economics behind the program that the “troika” (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) foisted on Greece five years ago has been abysmal, resulting in a 25% decline in the country’s gross domestic product. I can think of no depression, ever, that has been so deliberate and had such catastrophic consequences: Greece’s rate of youth unemployment, for...
  • Sanctions against Russia: new toilet paper with text of ‘Western sanctions’ launched

    06/29/2015 2:14:11 PM PDT · by Astralike · 8 replies
    Joinfo.com ^ | 30/06/2015
    The Russians responded to the sanctions against Russia. A group of Siberian entrepreneurs have started selling toilet paper featuring the text of the sanctions imposed against Russian Federation by the European Union and the United States.
  • Fournier: Hillary Clinton Undermining Public Trust In Her and Politics In General

    06/29/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    National Journal reporter Ron Fournier said Monday on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton has undermined the public’s trust in government and politics. “White House officials tell me they’re disgusted with the fact that Hillary Clinton violated their rules on foreign donations, violated their rules on email,” Fournier said. “Well, I haven’t heard the president rebuke her. I haven’t seen his State Department investigate this. So I’ve got to assume that the Obama White House is complicit in this lack of transparency and in this rule breaking and whatever else is going on that we don’t know about.”
  • Benghazi night call between Clinton and Obama withheld, documents show

    06/29/2015 8:36:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 45 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Catherine Herridge
    New documents released by a federal court show President Obama called then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night of the 2012 Benghazi attack -- but the contents are being withheld by the State Department. It had previously been disclosed that Clinton and Obama spoke the night of the terror attacks. But the documents offer additional information about the timing of the call -- after the initial attack on the U.S. consulate, but before the second wave where mortars hit the nearby CIA annex and killed former Navy SEALs Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. The contents of the call, however,...
  • Srebrenica divided as ever as Serbs put up anti-EU posters

    06/28/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 28, 2015 11:51 AM EDT | Aida Cerkez
    Less than two weeks before the Srebrenica massacre’s 20th anniversary, Muslims and Eastern Orthodox Serbs in the Bosnian town are as divided as ever. Serbs put up anti-European Union posters on Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s portrait on them and the words “Eastern alternative” and “Republika Srpska,” or “Serb Republic.” Most of them were plastered on the bullet-riddled walls of a warehouse in the nearby village of Kravica, where Serb forces executed Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.Bosnia’s Muslims want the country to join the EU, while Serbs would like their half—called Republika Srpska—to secede and stay close to...
  • As SpaceX Rocket Explodes, Russia is Back on Top in Space Flight

    06/28/2015 1:24:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | Chriss W. Street
    An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket traveling at 2,900 mph, about 27 miles above the earth disintegrated 2 minutes and 19 seconds into its flight from Cape Canaveral to the International Space Station. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from two previous failed Space Station resupply missions. The SpaceX failure is a reprieve for Russia’s Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft that will remain the prime Space Station servicer, despite recently renewed US sanctions against Russia. The SpaceX launch, its seventh robotic cargo mission to the International Space Station, was running at what NASA called “on course, on track” before...
  • Cruz: If Hillary Was Republican Media Would Have ‘Special Prosecutor Watch’

    06/28/2015 1:02:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2015 | Pam Key
    Cruz said, “Mainstream media is not fair and impartial. They are protecting Barack Obama and this presidency. I think no one is more ready for Hillary than the mainstream media.” He continued, “If any Republican did what she’s [Hillary Clinton] doing right now, she doesn’t take any press interviews and the press is docile … How many criminal investigations are ongoing into Hillary Clinton right now?”
  • Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

    06/28/2015 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 51 replies
    TIME ^ | June 26, 2015 | By Gary Hart
    Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare? Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and resistance to corruption. Measured against the standards established for republics from ancient times, the American Republic is massively corrupt. From Plato and Aristotle forward, corruption was meant to describe actions and decisions that put a narrow, special, or personal interest ahead of the interest of the public or commonwealth. Corruption did not have to stoop to...
  • Critics begin hard look at Clinton Foundation donations (tool for Clinton wealth and power)

    06/28/2015 6:15:09 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    Bay Area Examiner ^ | 6/27/15 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    The Clinton Foundation is billed as a philanthropic organization that mobilizes wealthy power brokers w/ a mission to solve global problems. It's raised an incredible $2 billion for an eclectic range of programs...fighting elephant poaching, improving schools, and raising AIDS awareness in Latin and African countries. The Foundation is under intense criticism...the watchdog Sunlight Foundation charges donations from individuals, corporations, and foreign governments, are conflicts of interest b/c these entities give Bill Clinton exorbitant speaking fees......that millions in honoraria lead to Hillary's State Dept approving contracts and treaty agreements. The Clinton Foundation's lengthy list of foreign donors is where most...
  • Clinton says Supreme Court has a message for GOP: 'Move on' (barf alert)

    06/28/2015 3:53:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 47 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | June 27, 2015 | Lisa Lerer
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday praised the Supreme Court's ruling declaring same-sex couples have a right to marry and suggested that her Republican opponents were being left behind by history. In one of her most partisan speeches since announcing her presidential campaign, Clinton criticized the field of more than a dozen Republican candidates for opposing gay marriage, gun control, immigration reform and women's reproductive rights. "We can sum up the message from the court and the American people in just two words: Move on," she said in a fiery speech to Democratic activists gathered in Northern Virginia...
  • Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama 'dumped him for dinner'

    03/25/2010 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 770 replies · 19,725+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | Thursday March 25, 2010 | Giles Whittell,
    For a head of state to visit the White House and not pose for photographers is rare. For a key ally to be left to his own devices while the President withdraws to have dinner in private was, until this week, unheard of. Yet that is how Binyamin Netanyahu was treated by President Obama on Tuesday night, according to Israeli reports on a trip seen in Jerusalem tonight as a disastrous humiliation. After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on Jewish settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at...
  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's broke)

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 15 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyra’s fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian general’s...
  • Muslims Issue A Bulletin Throughout The City Of Jerusalem Calling On Muslims To...

    06/27/2015 5:33:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 6/27/15 | Walid Shoebat
    In Jerusalem flyers were spread throughout the old city claiming to be ISIS.The bulletin which had the ISIS logo demanded that all Christian Arabs must leave eastern Jerusalem by the end of Ramadan accused of being “Israeli collaborators”. ISIS also demanded that in the case the Christians refuse to leave that Muslims in eastern Jerusalem are mandated to kill all the Christians living there.Photo Credit: Islamic State / JerusalemAl-Quds (Jerusalem Newspaper), the main Arab newspaper there had posted a reply from Theodosios (Hanna) of Sebastia, the Archbishop from the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. In his reply the Archbishop condemned the...
  • Rivals in arms, in the sky (Russia's 2 attack helos)

    06/27/2015 5:21:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Russia & India Report ^ | June 26, 2015 | Alexander Korolkov
    Helicopters came into being after the major wars of the 20th century were fought. The helicopter had neither the altitude nor speed to work in either of the world wars fought in the last century. But the helicopter has come into its own, with a number of advantages over attack jet aircraft, as a means of battle support. Historic insight The Soviet Union built two attack helicopters in the 1980Â’s. Two Soviet design bureaus, Mil and Kamov, built them as a counter to the American AH-64. Test results till the end of the 80s showed the single-seater Ka-50, built on...
  • This 61-Year-Old Tank Still Fights Everywhere

    06/27/2015 5:14:12 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 06/26/2015 | S.K. AU-YEONG
    Like the AK-47 but for tanks, T-54 and T-55s endure on battlefields around the world. Simple to operate and maintain, these decades-old Soviet armored beasts are still popular in small nations and with non-state irregular forces — a true “people’s tank.” If a coup or fratricidal civil war breaks out in one of Moscow’s current or former beneficiaries, there’s good chances T-54 or T-55s are taking part. When Afghanistan collapsed in the 1990s, the Taliban and Northern Alliance coalition both inherited T-55s formerly belonging to the communist government. The tanks served in Yugoslavia’s multi-sided civil war during the same decade. Today, captured...
  • Marines to add armor, artillery to Black Sea force

    06/25/2015 3:10:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    stripes.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Steven Beardsley
    NAPLES, Italy — The Marine Corps is preparing to deploy a company-size unit equipped with tanks, armored vehicles and artillery to Bulgaria, an expansion of its Black Sea footprint meant to reassure allies and add new crisis-response options. The first rotation of the Combined Arms Company will bring 150 Marines to the Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, in September. Accompanying the unit will be four Abrams tanks, six Light Armored Vehicles and three howitzers, said Brig. Gen. Norm Cooling, deputy commander of Marine Forces Europe-Africa. Current plans call for three consecutive six-month rotations, Cooling said, though the presence could be...
  • Top Clinton Advisor Dodges Question On Protecting Tax Status For Churches Opposed to Gay Marriage

    06/26/2015 10:19:06 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/26/15 | John Nolte
    Karen Finney, a top advisor for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, declined to answer if she believes churches that refuse to perform same sex marriages should lose their tax exempt status. Responding to a question from Breitbart News, Finney dodged with, “honestly today just thinking about what this means for my LGBT friends.”
  • Russia has rehearsed an invasion of SCANDINAVIA .. claims US security report

    06/26/2015 12:23:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/26/15 | Kate Pickles
    A mock invasion of Sweden and Norway has been carried out by 33,000 Russian troops, a US security think tank has claimed. Tens of thousands of soldiers rehearsed a military takeover of Swedish and Norwegian territory near the Baltic Sea in March, security expert Edward Lucas said in a report for the US-based Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). The exercise also simulated the invasion of other areas including the Danish island of Bornholm, Finland's Swedish-speaking Åland islands, and northern Norway, according to the report, The Coming Storm.
  • Russia: In a number of Russian regions have introduced state of emergency due to locust invasion

    06/26/2015 7:00:15 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 12 replies
    astravolga.ru ^ | 23 June 2015
    From mass invasion of insects suffers Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Buryatia and the Orenburg region. Throughout the Orenburg region of Russia introduced a state of emergency because of the invasion of locusts, reports "Iodine" referring to the official Russian media. "Decree of the Governor of emergency regime imposed after the destruction of crops particularly dangerous pests. From locusts cultivated fields in the area over 91 thousand. Ha", - said the representative of the Ministry of Agriculture Region. To combat pests and insects assistance to victims of farmers in the region have created a special headquarters. To fight the locusts in 2015 allocated...
  • UKRAINE: Russia sends another massive ‘aid’ convoy into Ukraine

    06/25/2015 4:58:24 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 4 replies
    UNIAN ^ | 25.06.2015
    Russia on Thursday sent into Ukraine more than 100 trucks that Moscow claims are carrying aid for people in Ukraine’s Donbas region - the 31st such convoy that has crossed into Ukraine without permission from the Ukrainian government. Read more on UNIAN: http://www.unian.info/society/1093631-russia-sends-another-massive-aid-convoy-into-ukraine.html The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations said the vehicles were delivering food and medicine in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The truck convoy, as with previous ones, split into two after crossing from Russia into militant-held Ukraine, with one section heading for Donetsk and the other for Luhansk, according to Russian state news agency TASS, with reference to...
  • POLAND/ROMANIA: Russian Security Council names Poland and Romania assigned targets

    The Russian Security Council made a statement, according to which the elements of the missile defense systems that will be deployed in Poland and Romania pose potential threat to Russia, and therefore will become the targets for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. The Russian Security Council made a statement, according to which the elements of the missile defense systems that will be deployed in Poland and Romania pose potential threat to Russia, and therefore will become targets for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. It was stated by the Deputy Security Council Secretary Yevgeny Lukyanov on Wednesday,...
  • Armenian capital block security forces, but the protesters and barricades getting bigger

    The police takes full control of all roads leading to Yerevan to prevent the influx of the masses of the other cities. In the capital of Armenia on streets and squares again are left a large number of people. The total number of protesters has already exceeds 15,000 people. Between protesters and security forces a buffer zone is created of improvised barricades, which traditionally serve as garbage containers. People are not going to diverge. They beat the drums, shouting slogans that are already anti-government statements. In the crowd Russian media correspondents are identified and those are asked strongly and convincingly...
  • War ‘Inevitable’ Between US, China: Russian, Chinese Media

    06/25/2015 1:40:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 28 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | June 24 2015 | Sounak Mukhopadhyay
    Chinese and Russian media have started suggesting the possibility of a China-U.S. war. While the national news agency in China calls it “inevitable,” a Russian news agency listed a number of indications that it said “proved’ the two nations were heading toward a military conflict.
  • ‘Everyone should know where terrorists live:’ Polish radicals to create Muslim database

    06/24/2015 10:19:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 24, 2015
    A Polish far-right group wants to create a register of Muslims in the country. The Polish Defense League says they will publish addresses and pictures of those practicing Islam in order to “protect” the country against the threat they allegedly pose. The plan, which they have called ‘Muslimwatch,’ has chilling similarities to segregation policies in Poland in the late 1930s, according to a former Polish Imam. “The initiative by the Polish Defense League (PDL) reminds me of the ‘Ghetto Benches’ before the war. We all know how that ended after 1939. The same could happen here. Someone will think of...
  • St. Petersburg Lawmaker Wants Romanov Family to Return to Russia

    06/24/2015 4:58:31 PM PDT · by NRx · 17 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | 06-24-2015 | Anna Dolgov
    A lawmaker in the Leningrad region outside the city of St. Petersburg has appealed to the descendants of the Romanov royal family to return to Russia, saying their presence would help unify the country and restore its might, media reports said. In letters to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Romanova in Spain and Prince Dmitry Romanovich Romanov in Denmark, both of whom claim to be the head of the house of Romanov, regional lawmaker Vladimir Petrov argued that the “return of the descendants of the last Russian autocrat to their historical homeland would help smooth out the political contradictions inside the...
  • Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been

    06/24/2015 8:30:28 AM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2015 | Michael Birnbaum
    Think Russians are tiring of conflict with the West? Not according to President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings, which hit all-time highs of 89 percent Wednesday. Putin has been riding sky-high ever since the March 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which Russians embraced as a restoration of their place at the table of superpowers. Neither Western sanctions nor an economy in the doldrums nor NATO’s bolstering its presence along the borders have been able to dislodge Putin’s support ever since.
  • Sowell: Hillary and History

    06/22/2015 11:44:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 23, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her. What is even more painful is that none of that matters politically. Many people simply want "a woman" to be president, and Hillary is the best-known woman in politics, though by no means the best qualified. What is Hillary's history? In the...
  • Clinton Cash’ author demolishes Hillary’s self-defense (lies and collusion WRT US uranium sellout)

    06/23/2015 7:13:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 6/22/15 | Peter Schweizer
    Hillary was asked why her State Dept greenlit the transfer of 20% of strategic US uranium to the Russians. Clinton claimed she had no involvement..."...it wasn’t something the secretary of state did.” Beyond being an admission of extreme executive negligence on an issue of utmost national security, Hillary’s statement strains credulity for these reasons: First, nine investors who profited from the uranium deal collectively donated $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, including mega-donor and Canadian mining billionaire Frank Giustra, who pledged $100 million. Giustra and Bill Clinton frequently globetrot, and formed the Clinton-Giustra Initiative. Asked about the Kremlin-backed bank that...
  • India keen on new ‘Shtil-1’ SAMs for Navy

    06/23/2015 5:02:07 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | June 23, 2015
    India has shown interest in buying the new Shtil-1 naval surface to air missile (SAM) systems, being installed on frigates 11356 project, Maxim Kuzyuk, Tekhnodinamika General Director, told RIA Novosti. "Now everyone is waiting for the state testing of the first ship of the ‘Admiral series’ (project 11356) to be complete. That is when the new SAM will be accepted into service with the Russian Navy, after which it will be possible to deliver it overseas. Today India has shown interest in acquiring the new Shtil. We are discussing deliveries as part of the upgrade of old vessels and the...
  • Top MP: we need fully equipped army (Germany)

    06/22/2015 9:24:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Jun 2015 11:00 GMT+02:00
    Parliament’s military commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels said on Monday that it is time for Germany to finally begin spending enough on its armed forces. “Quality and quantity of equipment is a central theme” of his work as the Bundestag (German parliament) expert on military issues, Bartels told Die Welt. He noted that German troops had recently taken part in the first exercises in Poland by a new NATO rapid-reaction force created in response to Russian interference in Ukraine, but “the equipment [for that exercise] had to be scraped together from across the whole army”. …
  • RICO Suit Against Bill, Hillary, And Clinton Foundation Trial Date Set for Jan.

    06/22/2015 12:38:44 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 23 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 31,2015 | Jeff Dunetz
    In a move that was so quick it even surprised even the plaintiff, Judge Donald Middlebrooks of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida scheduled a January 20th, 2016 trial date for the RICO lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation (RICO stands for racketeering, influenced and corrupt organizations and was originally created to enable the Justice Department to convict organized crime figures). Larry Klayman a former federal prosecutor had, just filed the lawsuit a few days earlier on behalf of the watchdog organization he founded, "Freedom Watch." On Friday Klayman told Newsmax TV...
  • Whoops! Nobody verified Clinton Foundation a legal charity

    06/22/2015 12:19:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 40 replies
    wnd ^ | june 21, 2015 | Jerome r. corsi
    Along with filing financial reports filled with errors and misstatements, “Big Four” accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers neglected to verify whether the Clinton Foundation obtained tax-exempt status for its various sub-entities, including its AIDS charity, contends respected Wall Street analyst Charles Ortel. As WND has reported, Ortel’s six-month investigation indicates the Clintons have diverted tens millions of dollars donated for charitable purposes to the personal enrichment of themselves and their close associates. He says PWC neglected to exercise due diligence in fulfilling its professional responsibilities in conducting even the most basic inquiries required of an honest audit. PWC, he says, failed to...
  • The Left Is Eating Itself

    06/21/2015 9:38:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | June 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    In the hot days of summer, the progressive revolution that took over cities and even the national government is frenziedly devouring itself. The media is pounding away at Hillary Clinton, not because it cares about her foundation’s dirty deals or the contents of her email server, but because it doesn’t trust her ideological commitment. If the media were sure of that, both stories would have been treated like Benghazi; mocked, ridiculed, falsely fact checked and then buried in a haunted Indian graveyard under the New York Times building at midnight. Instead the media pined for Elizabeth Warren. When the Native...
  • Hackers ground 1,400 passengers at Warsaw Airport

    06/21/2015 8:16:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Around 1,400 passengers of the Polish airline LOT were grounded at Warsaw's Chopin airport on Sunday after hackers attacked the airline ground computer systems used to issue flight plans, the company said. The computer system was hacked in the afternoon and fixed after around five hours, during which 10 of the state-owned carrier's national and international flights were canceled and about a dozen more delayed, spokesman Adrian Kubicki said.
  • Iran's Parliament Bans Nuclear Inspectors from Military Sites: 'Death to America'

    06/21/2015 3:03:34 PM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 21, 2015 | AP
    <p>With some lawmakers chanting "Death to the America," Iran's parliament voted to ban access to military sites, documents and scientists as part of a future deal with world powers over its contested nuclear program.</p> <p>The bill, if ratified, could complicate the ongoing talks in Vienna between Iran and the six-nation group — the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany — as they face a self-imposed June 30 deadline. The talks are focused on reaching a final accord that curbs Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.</p>
  • Top rebel leader accuses Jews of masterminding Ukrainian revolution

    06/21/2015 4:50:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 6/21/15 | SAM SOKOL
    Ukraine’s Jews are responsible for the Euromaidan revolution that ousted their country’s pro-Russian president last year, a senior rebel leader told an audience at a Russian university last week. This is not the first time a rebel leader has said such a thing, with Alexander Zakharchenko, president of the breakaway Donetsk People’s Republic, stating in a press conference in February that the government in Kiev is run by “miserable Jews.” During a lecture last week titled “Contemporary Ukraine as Fascist State of a New Type” at the Nekrasov State University of Kostroma in Russia, Igor Plotnitsky, who heads the Luhansk...
  • The New York Times wrote a brutal takedown of Chelsea Clinton's husband's hedge fund

    03/23/2015 8:29:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/23/2015 | Julia La Roche
    The New York Times totally threw shade at Bill and Hillary Clinton's son-in-law, Marc Mezvinsky. Matt Goldstein and Steve Eder wrote an article in The New York Times suggesting that Mezvinsky —who is married to Chelsea Clinton —had been able to gain access to investors with ties to the Clintons for the hedge fund he cofounded that has had "underwhelming returns."About a month ago, The Wall Street Journal published a report about the fund's underperformance since its inception. The Times' report focuses primarily on Mezvinsky and his role in fund-raising and strategizing for the fund. Back in 2011, Mezvinsky, now...
  • Egypt foreign minister criticises US calls for change

    02/10/2011 4:07:14 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2/10/11 | BBC
    Egypt's foreign minister has rebuffed calls from Washington to speed up the pace of political reform. Rejecting a US demand to lift a state of emergency, Ahmed Aboul Gheit said Washington should not "impose" its will on "a great country".
  • Clinton confidant cuts ties with the formidable family (now selling bridges in Brooklyn?)

    06/21/2015 6:59:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    NY POST.COM ^ | 6/20/15 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Doug Band's exit...marks the end of a complicated relationship w/ Band’s controversial company, Teneo. The Clinton Foundation is under fire for pocketing $$millions in donations for access, but Teneo’s role is less well-known.....described as a vast money-making machine. “...not just emblematic of how "Clinton Inc." works, it's the political and financial mess that's been created,” author Halper said. The New Republic noted the suspicious nature of Band’s work in 2013. “...an undertow of transactionalism in the glittering annual dinners, the fixation on celebrity and a contingent of donors whose charitable contributions and business interests occupy an uncomfortable proximity. Even more...
  • Why Is HSBC Leaving Brazil and Turkey?

    06/14/2015 1:24:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 11 June 2015 | Daniel Altman
    Because they have economies with flattening income inequality. And that's bad for business. ___ he world’s local bank is about to get a little less local. HSBC is going on a cost-cutting tear, trimming branches in major markets and selling off entire operations in emerging ones. The bank’s leadership says they’re narrowing its business to improve profitability, but there’s a much bigger message — and possibly an important twist — in its new approach. To understand HSBC’s decision, it helps to think about its business model. Retail banks that serve consumers and businesses make their money primarily through loans and...
  • A year after war, Israel and Hamas confront joint threat of IS-inspired militants

    06/21/2015 9:32:32 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 21, 2015
    Nearly a year after a devastating war, Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers appear to have formed an unspoken alliance in a common battle against the shared threat of jihadis aligned with the Islamic State group. While Israel and Hamas remain arch-enemies, both have an interest in preserving an uneasy calm that has prevailed since the fighting ended in a cease-fire last August -- a stalemate that is largely the result of a lack of options on either side.
  • Email Shows Sychophantic Sidney Blumenthal Advising Hillary on How To Spin Qaddafi’s Fall

    06/21/2015 8:30:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/19/15 | Debra Heine
    **SNIP** Blumenthal e-mailed a list of talking points to Clinton the day after rebel forces captured Tripoli, prefaced by a congratulatory statement exhorting the former presidential candidate to make sure she received credit for the U.S. intervention in Libya. The message was only recently provided by Blumenthal to the congressional panel investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks, despite Clinton’s previous assurance that she had turned over “all” her correspondence pertaining to Libya. “First, brava! This is a historic moment and you will be credited for realizing it,” he wrote in the August 22, 2011 memo to Clinton. “When Qaddafi himself is...
  • National Space Society Opposes Senate Gutting of Commercial Crew Program

    National Space Society Opposes Senate Gutting of Commercial Crew Program [and investing in Russian economy] The National Space Society (NSS) strongly opposes the Senate Appropriations Committee’s $344 million (27%) cut of the 2015 Commercial Crew budget requested by the Administration. The Senate cuts were $100 million more than those recently passed by the House. NSS stands with NASA administrator Charles Bolden when he said “By gutting this program and turning our backs on U.S. industry, NASA will be forced to continue to rely on Russia to get its astronauts into space – and to continue to invest hundreds of millions...
  • Saudi Arabia, Russia sign nuclear power cooperation deal

    06/21/2015 9:13:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/19/15 | Reem Shamseddine
    Saudi Arabia and Russia have signed an agreement to cooperate on nuclear energy development, a Saudi government body in charge of such projects said. The government body, the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, announced the cooperation deal on its website on Thursday but gave no further details. Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV, citing unnamed sources, said the kingdom planned to build 16 nuclear reactors in which Russia would play a significant role in operating them. The Saudi atomic and renewable energy body has already signed nuclear cooperation deals with countries able to build reactors, including the United States, France,...
  • Hillary Clinton Denounces White Privilege, Calls for Taking Guns From ‘Those Whose Hearts

    06/21/2015 7:06:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/20/2015 | Katie McHugh
    Voters who disagree with the Democratic party’s platform are only a few Confederate flag sightings away from donning a hood and burning some crosses, apparently. Is this why the U.S. is “essentially a nation of cowards” when it comes to discussing race, as former Attorney General Eric Holder famously said?
  • Ex-charity exec who helped expose $500G Clinton Foundation donation faces legal threats

    06/21/2015 2:20:41 AM PDT · by topher · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 20, 2015 | Adam Shaw
    EXCLUSIVE: A former charity executive who helped expose a questionable $500,000 donation to the Clinton Foundation is now being threatened by her old bosses with a lawsuit seeking tens of thousands of dollars, FoxNews.com has learned. Sue Veres Royal, former executive director at the Happy Hearts Fund, was initially quoted in a May 29 New York Times article that said the charity lured Bill Clinton to a 2014 gala only after offering a $500,000 donation to The Clinton Foundation. His office previously had turned down the charity's invitations, but this time he accepted; the accompanying donation amounted to almost a...