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  • Sipsey Street Exclusive: "In at the Beginning" The State Department and the Gunwalker Scandal

    10/06/2011 11:09:45 PM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 7 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 06 October, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    Nothing there about gunwalking is there? Nor is there any mention of Fast and Furious, which had yet to be launched as part of the surge described. But that is the point, say my sources. Policy is strategy enunciated. Tactics flow from strategy. The policy that got the Obama administration into trouble was the surge and the desire, in the words of Napolitano, for "more prosecution of actual arms dealers who are intentionally and knowingly putting arms into the hands of the smugglers." This fit with the Obamanoids preconceived notion -- promoted by the Brady Campaign, the Mexican Government and...
  • Anthony Weiner's Whereabouts (Wife Huma Bashes America at Posh Restaurant in Italy)

    09/18/2011 9:03:08 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 67 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 16, 2011 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Americans of a political cast of mind have focused this week on New York where Bob Turner, a Republican, was wrestling with David Weprin, a Democrat, for the seat vacated by Rep. Anthony Weiner (pronounced just as you would expect) owing to the public's distaste for Weiner's sending pictures of his best friend to women whom he hardly knew. Incidentally the seat has been in Democratic control since 1923. It went 54 percent to 46 percent to Mr. Turner, despite 1,000 Democratic apparatchiks hauling voters to the polls.
  • Report: US Planning Peace Proposal to Halt UN Push

    09/04/2011 2:32:56 PM PDT · by Tzfat · 4 replies
    The Mideast Update ^ | September 4, 2011 | Staff
    In an effort to stave off a Palestinian bid at the United Nations, the United States is currently working with the Mideast Quartet—the US, the European Union, the UN and Russia—to develop a new substantial proposal for re-launching Middle East peace talks, according to a US newspaper. The New York Times report, which cites unnamed officials in the US and foreign diplomats, said that the plan would attempt to bridge differences and outline steps to resume Israel-Palestinian negotiations towards the creation of a Palestinian state. The New York Times said the
  • The Administration Takes on ‘Islamophobia’

    09/02/2011 9:05:41 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 21 replies ^ | Sept 1, 2011 | Nina Shea
    The White House is giving free-speech opponents a megaphone. An unprecedented collaboration between the Obama administration and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC, formerly called the Organization of the Islamic Conference) to combat “Islamophobia” may soon result in the delegitimization of freedom of expression as a human right. The administration is taking the lead in an international effort to “implement” a U.N. resolution against religious “stereotyping,” specifically as applied to Islam. To be sure, it argues that the effort should not result in free-speech curbs. However, its partners in the collaboration, the 56 member states of the OIC, have no...
  • The Three Stooges

    09/02/2011 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 3 replies
    “Friends with Absolutely No Benefits” By Norma Zager 
“Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.” 
Charles de Montesquieu Arab spring? It is to laugh. The United States has spent millions fighting in Libya. Now when we ask them to hand over a murderous terrorist who killed 189 Americans on Pan Am flight 103, and was released in a disgusting oil-for-justice deal, they refuse. They claim they believe he should be able “to die in peace.” Are you kidding me? I am having a very hard time seeing a difference here between Gaddafi...
  • Job-Creating Keystone Pipeline Affects Endangered Beetle, Says State Dep't

    09/01/2011 11:11:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 1, 2011 | Penny Starr
    ( – In its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) on the Keystone XL pipeline, which would create thousands of jobs and transport 830,000 barrels of oil a day from Canada to Oklahoma and Texas, a State Department official said its investigation found “no significant impact to most resources” along the path of the 1,700-mile project. But the State Department also said the pipeline could adversely affect the American Burying Beetle, an endangered species. Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the State Department, said during an Aug. 26 conference call...
  • US says not cooperating with WikiLeaks

    09/01/2011 8:43:35 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, September 1, 2011 10:31 AM EDT | MATTHEW LEE
    PARIS (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Thursday that WikiLeaks did inform it of the impending release of hundreds of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables but stressed that it was in no way cooperating with the anti-secrecy group whose actions it said threatened national security and the safety of confidential informants. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the group had told the department it intended to continue to release classified documents over the strenuous objections of the United States.
  • Underpublicized threat in White House, FBI: Penetration by radical agents worse than thought

    08/28/2011 7:56:22 AM PDT · by opentalk · 87 replies
    WND ^ | August 27, 2011 | WND
    Infiltration of the federal government by members of the radical Muslim Brotherhood is worse than some have warned recently, says a former FBI special agent in Washington. The agent confirmed that at least three operatives of the Egypt-based Brotherhood – whose credo is "Jihad is our way and death in the cause of Allah is our dream" – have penetrated the Obama administration. The shocking charge was first leveled by Muslim reformer Tarek Fatah during a recent speech in Toronto. "Today in the White House, there are three members of the Muslim Brotherhood that influence Obama's policy," he told the...
  • Muslim Brotherhood members in the White House exposed

    08/14/2011 11:08:14 PM PDT · by DTA · 27 replies ^ | 2011 | Tarek Fatah
    Please watch the video from the recent conference in Toronto to Freeper AmericanDream 246 !!!!
  • U.S. Admits “Dramatic Increase In Violence” Along Mexican Border

    08/03/2011 1:55:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 3, 2011
    While the nation’s Homeland Security secretary repeatedly assures Americans that the southern border is more secure than ever, a separate U.S. government agency has quietly issued an alarming report warning of “recent violent attacks and persistent security concerns” in the area. It’s like the Abbot and Costello version of government, where one agency can’t even coordinate with another to provide the country with a consistent story. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims the Mexican border region is “as secure as it has ever been.” In fact, she embarked on a publicity tour to the area, using sound-bite opportunities to specifically...
  • Hillary Clinton Trying To Stop A House GOP Bill That Would Llimit Aid To Eygpt & Pakistan

    07/27/2011 2:35:22 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 18 replies
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging a group of House Republicans to give up their push for a bill that would slash payments to the United Nations and limit aid to Egypt, Pakistan and the Palestinian Authority, among other groups. Clinton said in a letter Tuesday that she would urge President Barack Obama to veto the bill if it passes in both houses of Congress because the measure “would be debilitating to my efforts to carry out a considered foreign policy and diplomacy, and to use foreign assistance strategically to that end,” The Washington Post reported. The bill cleared...
  • The Separation of Mosque and State?

    07/26/2011 6:38:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | July 26, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures. An Atlanta television news station, WSB, reported that "the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending." The anchor noted that the U.S. Agency for International Development has granted copious funds for mosques in Cairo, Cyprus, Tajikistan and Mali. A USAID official spoke with and confirmed that about $2.3 million...
  • The separation of mosque and state? (taxpayers' monies to build structures overseas)

    07/25/2011 12:44:52 PM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    WND ^ | July 24, 2011 | Chuck Norris
    As the White House and Congress debate cuts in federal spending, millions of dollars are being funneled overseas to help build many Islamic mosques and structures. An Atlanta television news station, WSB-TV, reported that "the State Department is sending hundreds of millions of dollars to save mosques overseas." The anchor noted that the State Department's Agency for International Development granted enormous funds for mosques in Cairo, Cyprus, Tajikistan and Mali....The U.S. State Department confessed that, "Since its creation by the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has also provided financial support to more than 640 cultural preservation...
  • House panel backs ban on abortion funds

    07/21/2011 9:27:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/21/11 | DONNA CASSATA
    A House panel on Thursday endorsed a ban on giving federal money to international groups that perform abortions or provide abortion information, a fresh effort to reverse Obama administration policy. On the second day of a marathon session, the House Foreign Affairs Committee struggled to complete a sweeping foreign aid bill that would block U.S. assistance to Pakistan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority unless the Obama administration reassures Congress that they are combatting terrorism. It also would slash U.S. contributions to international organizations and limit President Barack Obama's authority on overseas issues. Overall, the bill would cut $6.4 billion from...
  • Hillary Clinton snagged in web of 'Weinergate 2'

    07/18/2011 1:27:55 PM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    wnd ^ | July 17, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    Secretary of State praises 'pioneering work' of congressman's terror-tied mother-in-law. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at a Saudi women's college, where she was introduced by a professor who has represented a Muslim charity known to have spawned terror groups, including one declared by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front. That professor, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is also the mother of Clinton's chief of staff, Huma Abedin, and therefore mother-in-law of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y. Saleha Mahmood Abedin is an associate professor of sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which she helped to...
  • Weiner and wife celebrate first anniversary

    07/11/2011 12:16:37 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-11-11
    It’s been a rocky first year of marriage for Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, but the couple nonetheless celebrated their wedding anniversary together in Miami over the weekend. The former New York congressman, who recently resigned amid an embarrassing Internet scandal, and his wife, an aide for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, dined out with friends at Prime 112 steakhouse on Saturday night, according to the New York Post. After dinner, the two strolled together down Ocean Drive. Onlookers at the restaurant described the pair as “being very affectionate” and noted that Abedin “had a noticeable baby bump while wearing...
  • Obama’s ineligibility: A vast conspiracy against America

    07/02/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT · by Ordinary_American · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 2, 2011 | Lawrence Sellin
    Barack Obama is an illegal President, who has likely committed felonies in office and there is an active conspiracy to prevent the American people from learning the truth. There is evidence that Obama’s birth documents and Selective Service registrations are forgeries and that he is using a stolen Social Security number. Yet there are no investigations to ascertain the facts. There is only willful ignorance. Many of our political leaders and government officials are either actively or passively complicit in this crime against our Constitution and our country. Attorney Leo Donofrio has documented evidence that, the main resource on...
  • Obama’s Obsession with Sexual Orientation

    07/01/2011 12:19:17 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 77 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | Friday, 01 July 2011 | Austin Ruse
    A few weeks ago, Malawi’s Ambassador to the United Nations said privately that the Obama administration had threatened to withhold $350 million in aid unless Malawi’s government struck down its laws on sodomy. Let’s take a look at tiny Malawi. According to the CIA World Fact Book, among Malawi’s roughly 16-million inhabitants, the life expectancy is a paltry 5I.7 years, which turns to be the 211th lowest life expectancy in the world. Malawi has the eleventh highest infant mortality rate in the world. And 44 percent of the population does not have safe sanitation, meaning they very well might be...
  • State Spy? Why the Case Against Weiner Wife Huma Abedin Cannot be Dismissed

    06/29/2011 8:46:53 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 54 replies ^ | June 29, 2011 | WebToday Columnist Ben Barrack and former terrorist Walid Shoebat
    A CIA/FBI agent was responsible for creating the first Al-Qaeda training manual from classified military sources; he covertly moved up through the ranks undetected until the Al-Qaeda spy, Egyptian born Ali Mohamed, was finally discovered. Though arrested in 1998, Mohamed's whereabouts and legal status remain unknown. Fort Hood Jihadist, Nidal Malik Hasan benefited from the same faulty screening. Jordanian born “reformed” Jihadist Humam Al-Balawi deceived some anxious CIA agents concerning the whereabouts of Ayman Al-Zawahiri. As he passed their guard he detonated a suicide belt, killing the agents. We were the first to translate the sinister plan of this Taliban...
  • State Dept. Official Hails Che Guevara as Symbol of Freedom

    06/27/2011 7:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 27, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    Let's excuse our intrepid "watchdog" MSM. They're too busy rummaging through Sarah Palin's garbage to report on the actual sayings and doings by our actual Government officials. So here's report from Britain's Guardian on a speech by Alec Ross, the U.S. State Department's "Senior Advisor on Innovation": "Dictatorships are now more vulnerable than they have ever been before," he proclaimed at the Innovate Conference in London this week. "One thesis statement I want to emphasize is how (the internet) disrupts the exercise of power...because of the devolution of power from the nation state to the individual...the Internet has become the...
  • Pentagon Papers to be Officially Released

    06/04/2011 11:03:21 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 3 replies
    Federation of American Scientists ^ | May 11, 2011 | Steven Aftergood
    Forty years after they were famously leaked by Daniel Ellsberg in 1971, the Pentagon Papers will be officially released next month at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library. The National Archives announced this week that it “has identified, inventoried, and prepared for public access the Vietnam Task Force study, United States-Vietnam Relations 1945-1967, informally known as ‘the Pentagon Papers’.” As a result, 3.7 cubic feet of previously restricted textual materials will be made officially available at the Nixon Library on June 13, the Archives said in a May 10 Federal Register notice. While any release of historical records is welcome, the...
  • Update: U.S. Government Humanitarian Assistance in Response to the Libya Crisis

    06/10/2011 6:08:31 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 3 replies
    State Department ^ | June 9, 2011 | Office of the Spokesperson
    Fact SheetOffice of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 9, 2011 The United States is deeply concerned about the welfare of the hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced and caught up in the Libya conflict. We continue to call upon Libyan authorities to provide humanitarian actors with full access to those in need and to ensure the rapid and unimpeded passage of humanitarian assistance. We applaud the hospitality extended by neighboring states to those who have had to flee the country.As of June 9, 2011, the U.S. government is providing over $80 million in humanitarian assistance for those affected by the...
  • U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms

    <p>It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.</p>
  • U.S. Lags on ‘Key Milestones’ in Transition Plan for Iraq, Report Says

    06/02/2011 7:31:12 AM PDT · by Heuristic Hiker · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Jun 2, 2011 | Tony Capaccio
    The U.S. is failing to meet “key milestones” in advance of the Oct. 1 handover of responsibilities in Iraq from the U.S. military to the State Department, says a report being issued Thursday by the State Department’s inspector general.
  • State Department says Jerusalem is separate from Israel

    05/24/2011 5:50:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/24/11 | Kerry Picket
    Here is an unusual press release from the U.S. State Department, first noted by The Weekly Standard and later Arutz Sheva: State’s Steinberg’s Visit to Israel, Jerusalem and West Bank U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman May 18, 2011 MEDIA NOTE Deputy Secretary Steinberg's Visit to Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg visits Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank May 18-19, 2011. In Israel, Deputy Secretary Steinberg met with Israeli academic and student leaders. In the West Bank, he met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other
  • State Dept. to be sued for Obama's mother's consulate and passport index records

    05/23/2011 8:12:59 PM PDT · by ExtremePatriot · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Post and Email ^ | May 23, 2011 | Sharon Rondeau
    A retired Army captain and plaintiff in the lawsuit Barnett, Keyes et al v. Obama, about which The Post & Email reported previously, is filing a lawsuit against the State Department for failing to disclose information on Stanley Ann Dunham’s passport records requested almost two and one-half years ago. Barnett began her search for “all United States Passport and all consular records for Stanley Ann Dunham aka Stanley Ann Obama aka Ann Dunham aka Ann Obama for the years of 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962″ through a routine Freedom of Information Act request submitted electronically on January 2, 2009, prior to...
  • Capt. Pamela Barnett will file lawsuit against State Department

    05/23/2011 5:57:56 PM PDT · by newenglandpatriot · 7 replies
    The Post & Email, Inc. ^ | May 23, 2011 | Sharon Eondeau
    (May 23, 2011) — A retired Army captain and plaintiff in the lawsuit Barnett, Keyes et al v. Obama, about which The Post & Email reported previously, is filing a lawsuit against the State Department for failing to disclose information on Stanley Ann Dunham’s passport records requested almost two and one-half years ago.
  • State Dept adding intrusive, semi-impossible questinnaire for US passport applications

    04/25/2011 3:25:23 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 59 replies ^ | April 25, 2011 | Cory Doctorow
    Olga sez, "The U.S. Dept of State is proposing a new Biographical Questionnaire for passport applicants: proposed new Form DS-5513 asks for all addresses since birth; lifetime employment history, personal details of siblings; mother's addresses prior to your birth; any "religious ceremony" around time of birth, circumstances of birth including names (as well as addresses/phone numbers) of persons present, & more. Failure to answer can mean denial of passport, & govt reserves right to use this info for 'routine uses.'" Update: Commenters note that this form is specifically intended in lieu of a birth certificate with a passport application; but...
  • Gadhafi scion was steeped in U.S. internship when crisis broke

    03/31/2011 7:31:38 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2011
    The athletic young man who arrived in Dr. Deepak Chopra's classroom last month for a course in leadership was impeccably dressed in a hunting jacket, polite and unassuming...."He did not say, 'I'm from Libya.' He said, 'I'm from North Africa,' or words to that effect." But Chopra knew who he was and where he was from. "We had been informed by the State Department that he was going to be there... His name was Khamis, the 27-year-old scion of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi who was in the third week of an "internship" that took him across the country to hone...
  • Another stunner behind Obama's Libya doctrine (R2P- Holocaust denier helped devise policy)

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

    03/24/2011 11:19:42 PM PDT · by bronxville · 3 replies
    washington post ^ | March 10, 2011 | Ian Shapira
    The Obama administration may not be lending arms to dissidents in the Middle East, but it is offering aid in another critical way: helping them surf the Web anonymously as they seek to overthrow their governments. Federal agencies - such as the State Department, the Defense Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors - have been funding a handful of technology firms that allow people to get online without being tracked or to visit news or social media sites that governments have blocked. Many of these little-known organizations - such as the Tor Project and UltraReach- are unabashedly supportive of...
  • Ousting the U.S. Ambassador Does Not Help U.S.–Mexican Crime Fight

    03/22/2011 1:44:13 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 9 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | March 21, 2011
    The resignation of U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, under pressure from President Felipe Calderon, is bad news for the Obama Administration. There is little doubt that this is a “blow to U.S.-Mexico relations, in that the personal overcame the institutional.” It will damage joint U.S.–Mexico efforts to fight organized crime in Mexico and protect U.S. security at home by turning a common fight against a real enemy into a political contest between national leaders. Since assuming the key ambassadorship in 2009, Pascual played an active role in efforts to speed delivery of Plan Merida assistance to Mexico, stand up...
  • Warren Christopher, former secretary of state, dies

    03/19/2011 12:30:42 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | March 18, 2011
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher died at the age of 85 Friday night, KABC-TV Los Angeles reported on its 11 p.m. newscast. Christopher attended the University of Redlands before transferring to USC, where he graduated in 1945. He was secretary of state under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 1997. He died from complications of kidney and bladder cancer, KABC reported.
  • U.S. To Give Arab-Based Renewable Energy Agency $5 Mil

    03/08/2011 10:08:15 AM PST · by opentalk · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 7, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    As if wasting exorbitant amounts of money to support the corrupt United Nations wasn’t bad enough, President Obama has joined a new Arab-based “international organization” dedicated to promoting renewable energy worldwide. That means U.S. taxpayers will supply a big chunk of the group’s funding in addition to the billions of dollars that already go to the U.N. each year for programs that, incidentally, already address renewable energy. As the largest contributors to the U.N., American taxpayers forked over $6.3 billion last year and billions more will be allocated this fiscal year, despite promises from some lawmakers to slash the cash...
  • Claremont McKenna’s Pro-Islamist Professor

    02/21/2011 7:06:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-21-11 | Charles C. Johnson
    Instead of censuring Bassam Frangieh for his support of terrorist organizations, the college administrators regard him as a major asset. Claremont McKenna College is a nationally recognized leader in training Defense Department officials and State Department personnel (including numerous ambassadors). Professor Bassam Frangieh is head of Claremont McKenna’s Arabic Department and Middle East Studies program, where he teaches tomorrow’s diplomats about the Middle East, plans study-abroad programs — and supports recognized terrorist groups, namely, Hezbollah and Hamas. In the wake of Hamas’s election victory in 2006, Frangieh told an interviewer that he looks to Hamas with “great joy” and supports...
  • Constitutional contempt - The infrastructure of infiltration was designed for the long term

    02/17/2011 8:26:10 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | January 28, 2011 | Doug Hagmann
    Insight into the historical framework of our current national peril. This is the most difficult report update I’ve ever filed on any investigative matter on which I’ve worked, and certainly the most important. It strikes directly at the heart of the national security of the United States, which has been under attack from within for the last 75 years or longer. What exists today began with people who are long dead, but whose agendas live on through others to whom the torch has been passed. It is the proverbial rabbit hole that goes deeper than most can fathom. At center...
  • Caption: Hillary at the State Department (Tweet Tweet!! goes the Hildabeast)

    02/15/2011 11:38:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo photos ^ | 2/15/11 | AFP photos
    Just days after launching Twitter feeds in Arabic and Farsi to communicate directly with people in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, .. announced Tuesday that the State Department would begin sending messages in Chinese, Russian and Hindi. -- We're gonna TWEET our enemies into 'submission' and major reform. and if that doesn't do it, we're gonna send in Google.
  • Egypt: What Next?

    02/11/2011 9:39:04 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 3 replies ^ | Michael Rubin
    Three cheers for the Egyptian people. Mubarak’s departure can be good news, but now the real challenges begin. Who is in charge? The army is not monolithic. I’d be looking to see what Chief of Staff Sami Anan is doing. He is much more respected in Egyptian society than either Defense Minister Tantawi or Vice President Suleiman. What should the Obama administration do now? Obama tried to straddle the fence during the uprising; neutrality is not an option now. Obama should welcome accountability and enunciate a clear timeline for the transition. For example, he should say that only new elections...
  • Did Anyone Read the Egyptian Constitution? (WH and State Department Stupidity on Full Display)

    02/08/2011 3:58:29 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    Commentary ^ | 2/8/2011 | Rick Richman
    When reporters have to ask State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley the same question multiple times, it is generally a sign the administration (1) does not want to answer it, or (2) does not know the answer (even if it should). Perhaps one of those two theories explains the following colloquy from yesterday’s press conference: QUESTION: … without repeating the well-worn talking points … about orderly transition, et cetera, et cetera, free elections, does the Administration believe that Mubarak’s departure at this point would be unhelpful and might actually complicate the reforms? MR. CROWLEY: Well, we believe there should be an...
  • Thousands Of Visas Issued To People In Terror-Prone Countries

    02/07/2011 8:43:22 PM PST · by La Lydia · 8 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | February 7, 2011
    ATLANTA -- This September marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. All the hijackers were in the U.S. legally with visas issued by the State Department. Channel 2 Action News decided to investigate how many visas the department still is issuing to people from nations that support radical Islam. Some local politicians find the numbers troubling, and more troubling, who’s among those coming to America. * Faisal Shahzad, born in Pakistan, is charged with attempting to set off a car bomb in Times Square. * Syed Haris Ahmed, born in Pakistan, a former Georgia Tech student, was...
  • State Dept. spokesman calls report on sharing U.K. nuke secrets 'bunk'

    02/05/2011 5:41:04 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    A State Department spokesman called a British newspaper's report that the U.S. offered to disclose British nuclear secrets in order to secure support for the New START treaty "bunk." The Telegraph reported Saturday that WikiLeaks cables showed the administration agreed to give Russia information about every Trident missile the U.S. supplies to the United Kingdom. The story claims that Russia used the talks over the treaty, which faced opposition from suspicious Republicans in the Senate before its 11th-hour lame-duck approval, to win agreement for more information about the missile supplies. "Washington lobbied London in 2009 for permission to supply Moscow...
  • Obama Gives UK Nuke Secrets to Russia—He MUST now be removed from office and power

    02/05/2011 12:16:42 PM PST · by opentalk · 48 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | February 5, 2010 | Sher Zieve
    <p>Talk about High Crimes and Misdemeanors! Barack Hussein Obama, the Usurper to the US Presidency, now appears to be pulling out all of the stops.</p> <p>Judi McLeod of Canada Free Press reports that in the last quarter of 2009 Code Pink was in Egypt (after wending its way through Gaza to get there) and were later joined by domestic terrorists and ObamaFriends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. They claimed it was a “coincidence.” Uh-huh. Sure it was. Were they assisting in planning the Egyptian revolution? Sure looks like it. Was Obama involved?</p>
  • Mubarak v. the Brotherhood

    02/02/2011 3:01:00 PM PST · by mojito · 5 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 2/2/2011 | Andrew McCarthy
    It is simply delirious to suggest that we can work with the Muslim Brotherhood, that the Brotherhood has renounced violence, or that a Brotherhood-led government will ultimately be better for the United States or, for that matter, for Egyptians. We have two principal interests in the region: peace and anti-terrorism. Say what you will about Mubarak, who has committed abominable abuses and stunted the growth of civil society — albeit in the face of a non-stop terrorist threat that is more immediate and existential than anything we face in the U.S. Mubarak has also kept the peace with Israel, and...
  • Unprecedented : Clinton convenes mass meeting of US ambassadors

    01/31/2011 1:36:13 AM PST · by sunmars · 258 replies
    AP ^ | Associated Press
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors.</p>
  • Egypt blames U.S. for fomenting uprising

    01/29/2011 6:11:46 PM PST · by Errant · 41 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | January 29, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    EL AVIV – The Egyptian government suspects elements of the current uprising there, particularly political aspects, are being coordinated with the U.S. State Department, WND has learned. A senior Egyptian diplomat told WND today the regime of President Hosni Mubarak suspects the U.S. has been aiding protest planning by Mohamed ElBaradei, who is seen as one of the main opposition leaders in Cairo. ElBaradei, former International Atomic Energy Agency chief, has reinvented himself as a campaigner for "reform" in Egypt. He is a candidate for this year's scheduled presidential elections. ElBaradei arrived in Cairo just after last week's protests began...
  • Evidence of a cover-up that DOS illegally destroyed Obama’s Mother’s passport application(s)

    01/25/2011 8:21:06 PM PST · by ExtremePatriot · 51 replies
    UnlawPresident ^ | 1/25/11 | Unlaw President
    Here is the appeal to DOS for Obama’s mother’s passport and consular records. Many hours of research of Department of State and National Archive policies, procedures and history strongly suggests that the federal government agency illegally and intentionally destroyed Obama’s mothers 1965 passport application and possible prior applications in an attempt to cover up Obama’s birth story and whether he is a natural born citizen as required by the Constitution.
  • Cultural vandalism

    01/21/2011 2:29:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 21, 2011 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Lost in the wake of the horrific shootings in Tuc son was a modest battle in the culture war: The State Department quietly decreed that some passport applications would henceforth be gender neutral. No more "mother" and "father"; such terms were apparently too retro, too judgmental for the Foggy Bottom bonzes. Instead, Parent One and Parent Two would do just fine. O Brave New World, that has such bureaucrats in it. A backlash quickly ensued, so Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backed away (some), ordering that the terms "mother" and "father" could peacefully coexist with the new "parent" designations on...
  • Gordon Brown presented Ł10,000 worth of gifts to Barack Obama (in exchange for DVDs)

    01/19/2011 5:13:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/19/11
    Gordon Brown gave Barack Obama $16,500 (Ł10,000) worth of gifts during a US visit, in return for a selection of DVDs. The value of Mr Brown's gifts, a pen and holder made from the wood of an anti-slavery ship, along with two biographies of Winston Churchill, was disclosed by the US State Department on Tuesday. Mr Obama, by comparison, gave him a boxset of 25 classic US films such as Citizen Kane and ET.
  • Organ trafficking, eugenics and corruption: meet our new EU 'partners'

    01/05/2011 12:39:33 PM PST · by Bokababe · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/5/11 | staff
    So far, the European Commission is trying really hard to pretend that the report accusing Hashim Thaci, the prime minister of Kosovo, of a revolting list of violent crimes doesn't actually exist. Or if it exists, it doesn't matter. Or if it matters, it ought to be ignored because it was written by the Swiss Senator Dick Marty and, obviously, you can't expect a Swiss to be on-message with Brussels. But there it is anyway: Kosovo, a territory ripped from Serbia in a war led by the Islamic terrorist organisation the KLA, is still on the EU's list as a...
  • 2010: The Year of Islamist Infiltration

    12/30/2010 8:15:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 24+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 30, 2010 | Patrick Poole
    Appeasement and outreach are no match for the enemy’s civilizational jihad. At the end of last year I reflected here at Pajamas Media that 2009 represented a “tipping point for domestic terror.” Grimly, that assessment has borne out — recall the terror attacks aimed at New York City’s Times Square and Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square, the Baltimore recruiting station bomber, and the virtual host of homegrown terror arrests racked up this year.While the domestic terror trend has continued unabated, elements of pre-violent, or rather stealth, jihad are taking firm root in our government, military, judicial, and educational institutions, without the...