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  • Cheney: Iran Supports Terror, Threatens Middle East Peace

    10/22/2007 4:31:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 111+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2007 – The regime in Iran actively supports terrorism and is directly involved in efforts to disrupt U.S. and allied efforts to stabilize Iraq, Vice President Richard B. Cheney said during a speech yesterday. The Quds Force, a branch of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, is trying to establish a terrorist organization within Iraq that’s dedicated to destabilizing the Iraqi government, Cheney told members of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy at a gathering in Leesburg, Va. “Operating largely in the shadows, Iran attempts to hide its hands through the use of militants who target and...
  • China Threatens 'Nuclear Option' Of Dollar Sales (Oops!)

    08/07/2007 10:52:02 AM PDT · by blam · 86 replies · 3,108+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-7-2007 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    China threatens 'nuclear option' of dollar sales By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Last Updated: 6:00pm BST 07/08/2007 The Chinese government has begun a concerted campaign of economic threats against the United States, hinting that it may liquidate its vast holding of US treasuries if Washington imposes trade sanctions to force a yuan revaluation. Two officials at leading Communist Party bodies have given interviews in recent days warning - for the first time - that Beijing may use its $1.33 trillion (£658bn) of foreign reserves as a political weapon to counter pressure from the US Congress. Shifts in Chinese policy are often announced...
  • Taliban threatens more kidnappings

    08/06/2007 9:52:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 303+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/6/07 | Rahim Faiez - ap
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan - The Taliban will keep kidnapping foreigners in Afghanistan, a purported spokesman for the group said Monday, adding that the Afghan and U.S. presidents were responsible for the fate of 21 South Korean hostages. Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban, said the lives of the hostages rest in the hands of Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Bush, who are holding two days of talks at Camp David, Md. "Karzai and Bush will have responsibility for whatever happens to the hostages," Ahmadi said. An Afghan doctor who runs a private clinic said he had...
  • New al-Qaida video threatens embassies

    08/05/2007 12:11:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 529+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/07 | Paul Schemm - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - An American member of al-Qaida threatened foreign diplomats and embassies across the Islamic world in a new video Sunday, saying they would targeted as "spy dens." The 1 hour, 17 minute video also featured a computer-animated recreation of a March 2006 suicide attack that killed U.S. diplomat David Foy in Karachi, Pakistan, and testimony from a man who claimed to be the bomber. "We shall continue to target you, at home and abroad, just as you target us, at home and abroad, and these spy dens and military command and control centers from which you plotted your...
  • Castro says American materialism threatens human existence

    08/04/2007 8:40:33 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 30 replies · 671+ views
    pr-inside ^ | 2007-08-04 17:03:40 -
    HAVANA (AP) - Fidel Castro said Saturday that consumerism in the United States, the perennial enemy of his communist government, is threatening humanity's very existence. Castro used the latest of his «Reflections of the Commander in Chief» columns to lambast American capitalism, quoting a former Russian defense official who says the world must stand up to the United States and its money-grubbing ways. «Commercial advertising and consumerism are incompatible with the survival of the species,» Castro wrote in the essay titled «Hard and Obvious Realities» and published in Cuba's two leading state-controlled newspapers. Castro turns 81 on Aug. 13 and...
  • Iraq al-Qaida group threatens Iran (Islamic State in Iraq gives Iran 2 months to get out of Iraq)

    07/08/2007 4:42:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 1,936+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/8/07 | Mammoun Youssef - ap
    CAIRO, Egypt - The leader of an al-Qaida umbrella group in Iraq threatened to wage war against Iran unless it stops supporting Shiites in Iraq within two months, according to an audiotape released Sunday. Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who leads the group Islamic State in Iraq, said his Sunni fighters have been preparing for four years to wage a battle against Shiite-dominated Iran. "We are giving the Persians, and especially the rulers of Iran, a two month period to end all kinds of support for the Iraqi Shiite government and to stop direct and indirect intervention ... otherwise a severe war...
  • Chavez threatens to take over hospitals (if they fail to reduce health care costs)

    07/03/2007 5:01:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 884+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/3/07 | AP
    CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday his government will nationalize Venezuela's privately owned hospitals and clinics if they fail to reduce health care costs. "If the owners of the private clinics don't want to obey the laws, then the private clinics will be nationalized," Chavez said in a nationally televised speech. "They will become part of the public health service." Venezuela has a two-tiered health system in which wealthier, insured patients often can afford prompter, better treatment at private hospitals. "This is the evil of capitalism," Chavez said of the health care costs at private clinics. "We have...
  • Israel threatens to hit Hamas leaders

    05/21/2007 10:32:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 576+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/21/07 | Sakher Abu El Oun
    GAZA CITY (AFP) - Israel threatened on Monday to hit Hamas political leaders unless rocket fire from the Gaza Strip subsides, as four militants were killed in a new air raid on the lawless territory. In the latest Israeli strike, four gunmen from the radical Islamic Jihad group were killed in a car in the northern town of Jabaliya, medics and the army said. Israel will kill exiled Hamas political supremo Khaled Meshaal "at the first opportunity" and could also target prime minister Ismail Haniya, warned Public Security Minister Avi Dichter, a member of the powerful security cabinet. Meshaal, who...
  • Blair Threatens Force Over Darfur

    03/27/2007 11:01:37 AM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 311+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 3-27-2007 | Julian Borger
    Blair threatens force over Darfur Julian Borger Tuesday March 27, 2007 Guardian Unlimited )UK) African Union soldiers on patrol in the town of Muhujariya in south Darfur. Photograph: Khaled el Fiqi/EPA Tony Blair is pushing the United Nations to declare a no-fly zone over Darfur, enforced if necessary by the bombing of Sudanese military airfields used for raids on the province, the Guardian has learned. The controversial initiative comes as a classified new report by a UN panel of experts alleges Sudan has violated UN resolutions by moving arms into Darfur, conducting overflights and disguising its military planes as UN...
  • Zimbabwe threatens white farmers (white-owned farms reduced from 4,500 to around 400 since 2000)

    02/05/2007 6:34:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 127 replies · 2,456+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/07 | AP
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Zimbabwe's national security minister has told the country's last remaining white farmers that they will be jailed if they refuse to abide by a deadline that passed over the weekend for them to leave their farms, according to a newspaper report on Monday. The official Chronicle newspaper quoted the minister Didymus Mutasa as saying police would be "unleashed" to deal with white farmers who ignored the eviction notice. "Those farmers who do not comply with the orders to vacate the land will be dealt with severely," said the minister, known to be close to President Robert...
  • CA: Gang intimidation threatens Schwarzenegger's prison plan (Few inmates volunteer to move..)

    12/22/2006 9:49:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 761+ views ^ | 12/22/06 | Mark Martin
    Sacramento -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to ship thousands of California inmates to prisons in other states to reduce overcrowding is faltering because few prisoners - some intimidated by powerful gangs -- have volunteered to move. Well entrenched prison gangs worried about losing numbers, and control, have ordered inmates not to cooperate with corrections officials looking for volunteers to go to prisons in states like Tennessee and Arizona, according to sources familiar with the prison system. Rumors are also spreading throughout the state's 33 prisons that federal judges are poised to take over the jam-packed system and release thousands of...
  • Suspicious fire threatens communications towers

    12/19/2006 11:09:14 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 4 replies · 520+ views
    Independent Mail ^ | 12/18/06 | Pearce Adams
    TOCCOA, Ga. — About 15 volunteer firefighters and four fire trucks were needed Monday to protect a Stephens County mountaintop crammed with electronic communications equipment. The cause of the Currahee Mountain fire is not yet known, but firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze in about an hour. None of the communications equipment, such as cell phone towers, was damaged. The terrain does not lend itself to camping or hiking, said Vernon Wilkinson, chief of the Tates Creek Volunteer Fire Department. It’s suspicious “unless you believe in spontaneous combustion,” he said. The fire, which was on federal land, is not...
  • Gusty wind threatens Macy's balloons

    11/22/2006 4:39:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/22/06 | Cristian Salazar - ap
    NEW YORK - As the giant Snoopy and Big Bird balloons began to inflate Wednesday, forecasts for powerful wind gusts threatened to keep them grounded during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade instead of floating through the corridors of Manhattan. City guidelines, established after a woman was seriously injured by a wayward balloon in 1997, call for the event's trademark inflatable characters to be grounded if winds reach 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 mph. The National Weather Service said wind gusts could reach 35 mph Thursday, and rain and temperatures in the 40s were forecast. Seven newly installed wind-measuring devices...
  • Bush: Terrorism Threatens U.S., Asia

    11/19/2006 2:21:09 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 428+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2006 -- Terrorism is a common threat shared by the United States and Asian nations, President Bush said yesterday during his weekly radio address to the nation while on a trip to Asia. The primary focus of Bush’s trip to Singapore, Indonesia and Vietnam is to increase American business and trade involvement in Asia, and to explore mutual efforts to pursue energy alternatives to fossil fuels and to combat disease. The president attended the annual Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum, hosted this year in Vietnam. Besides economics, “Asia is important to America because we face common...
  • Fighting In Darfur 'Threatens 3M Lives'

    09/06/2006 6:25:10 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-7-2006 | David Blair
    Fighting in Darfur 'threatens 3m lives' By David Blair, Africa Correspondent (Filed: 07/09/2006) Three million lives will be at risk in Sudan's war-torn region of Darfur if renewed fighting sabotages the international relief effort, Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, said yesterday. Kofi Annan says that the imminent withdrawal of the African Union soldiers puts the international relief operation in jeopardy The warning came as the African Union, an alliance of 53 countries on the continent, confirmed it will withdraw its mission from the area. Sudan's regime has told the union to remove its 5,000 soldiers and 2,000 civilian staff...
  • Mexico leftist threatens to block rival (Obrador seeks to disrupt swearing in of Calderon in Dec.)

    09/02/2006 8:32:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 890+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/2/06 | Julie Watson - ap
    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's leftist presidential candidate threatened to disrupt the swearing in of his ruling party rival Saturday, a day after lawmakers blocked the outgoing president from delivering his state-of-the-nation speech to Congress in an escalating crisis over the July 2 election. Leftist legislators yelling for a recount of votes surrounded the congressional podium on Friday, leaving President Vicente Fox, wearing his presidential sash, standing at the door of the chambers with no choice but to hand in his annual, written report and leave. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he will never recognize a victory by...
  • Iran Threatens To Use 'Oil Weapon' In Nuclear Standoff (8-7-2006)

    08/06/2006 4:17:54 PM PDT · by blam · 58 replies · 1,176+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 8-7-2006 | Simon Tisdall
    Iran threatens to use 'oil weapon' in nuclear standoff · Energy crisis would leave people 'shivering in cold'· UN deadline looms for Tehran to accept deal Simon Tisdall in Tehran Monday August 7, 2006 The Guardian (UK) Iran warned Britain and the US yesterday that the international community could face a new oil crisis if the United Nations security council imposes sanctions on Tehran over its alleged attempt to acquire a nuclear weapons-making capability. Speaking in Tehran, Ali Larijani, the country's chief nuclear negotiator and head of the supreme national security council, said Iran would be reluctant to cut its...
  • Wildfire Threatens Phoenix Power Lines

    07/23/2006 5:09:07 PM PDT · by blam · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Wildfire Threatens Phoenix Power Lines Monday July 24, 2006 12:31 AM SUNFLOWER, Ariz. (AP) - A fire burning in a national forest threatened two transmission lines that send electricity to metropolitan Phoenix, officials said Sunday. Three planes dropped retardant on the fire, which was burning about 5 square miles but wasn't threatening buildings, said Emily Garber, a spokeswoman for the Tonto National Forest. It was about two miles from the power lines, two of many that bring power into the Phoenix area. Arizona Public Service, one of two major utilities serving the metro area, can use contingency plans to import...
  • Olmert Threatens 'Long War' To Free Israeli Soldier Held In Gaza

    07/09/2006 7:11:20 PM PDT · by blam · 24 replies · 934+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2006 | Harry de Quetteville
    Olmert threatens 'long war' to free Israeli soldier held in Gaza By Harry de Quetteville in Jerusalem (Filed: 10/07/2006) Israel's prime minister Ehud Olmert insisted yesterday that a military operation in Gaza to free a captive soldier and end Palestinian rocket attacks could go on indefinitely. The remains of a car hit by an Israeli rocket He said the operation was not "on a timetable". "We're talking about a long war," he said, as the army's southern region commander threatened to pound Palestinian militants for "months". Gen Yoav Galant said: "They will think twice about launching attacks when they see...
  • Israel Threatens Revenge Kidnap Of Hamas leader

    06/27/2006 5:39:49 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 583+ views
    Israel threatens revenge kidnap of Hamas leader (Filed: 27/06/2006) Israel has warned it could kidnap ministers in the Hamas-led Palestinian government, including the group's leader Khaled Meshaal, following the abduction of an Israeli soldier. Khaled Meshaal could be targeted by Israel Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, Israel's infrastructure minister, told Israeli army radio:"If we start with kidnappings, Israel has no problem entering the Gaza Strip and kidnapping half the Palestinian government. "They have to understand one thing, that nobody is immune, including Khaled Meshaal. Nobody is immune." The minister also ruled out negotiating with the kidnappers. Corporal Gilad Shalit, 20, was captured after...