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  • Judge Griesa Finds Argentina in Contempt of Court

    09/30/2014 7:15:28 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    The Argentina Independent ^ | 30 September 2014 | Indy Staff
    New York Judge Thomas Griesa has declared Argentina to be in contempt of court for refusing to pay debt owed to bond holdouts, though stopped short of issuing sanctions.
  • Earth-friendly energy is anything but

    09/30/2014 5:57:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Human Events ^ | September 29, 2014 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK — Environmentalists worship solar energy and wind power as Earth-friendly answers to their ecological prayers. Tortoises, bats, butterflies, and bald eagles beg to differ.Perhaps because solar panels and industrial wind farms lack emissions, they seem “clean.” Despite their pristine appearance, however, these “green” electricity sources hammer Mother Nature — often fatally. Consider the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert. As Carolyn Lochhead wrote in September 7’s San Francisco Chronicle, Ivanpah occupies 3,500 previously untouched federal acres. It features 300,000 mirrors that focus sunlight on three 40-story towers of power. Inside, 900-degree temperatures yield steam, propel...
  • Dispelled Myths of Soviet Subs

    09/27/2014 3:43:09 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    RusNavy.com. ^ | 01.06.10 | Igor Kozyr
    In the era of Cold War the Western information space was full of numerous fantastic stories about Soviet submarines. Having taken shape in books and websites, those tales still keep Americans and Europeans on the trot. RusNavy.com tries to demolish the foremost fables of Western "folklore" of 1950-80's.
  • Welcome To The Oligarchy US Leads The Developed World In Low Wage Jobs

    09/24/2014 5:38:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/24/14 | Tyler Durden
    In an apparent attempt to advise investors on how they can take advantage of Americas transformation into a neo-feudal oligarchy in a 50-page research report, Morgan Stanley has put together some very interesting charts.. We will be sharing many of them in the next few days but none is more telling and depressing than the one that shows how the U.S. leads the developed world in the share of low wage jobs...
  • Damascus Friday Sermon: The Americans Established ISIS to Destroy Syria

    09/23/2014 2:02:30 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 5 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 9-19-14 | Sama TV (Syria)
    In a Friday sermon in Damascus on September 19, 2014, Sheik Muhammad Ma'moun Rahma said that the U.S. had established ISIS in order to achieve their goal of destroying Syria, just like the Twin Towers "were destroyed by the Jews so that America could use this as a pretext to occupy Afghanistan." Rahma further said that Barack Obama is a "clueless idiot" if he believes that he can take over Syria. Following are excerpts from the sermon, which was broadcast on the Syrian Sama TV channel: Sheik Muhammad Ma'moun Rahma: Do you know, oh Syrians, that America's goal is to...
  • US Airstrikes Under Way in Syria

    09/22/2014 6:44:39 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 213 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 22, 2014 | MARTHA RADDATZ
    merican airstrikes against ISIS targets are under way in Syria, according to a Pentagon official. "I can confirm that U.S. military and partner nation forces are undertaking military action against ISIL [ISIS] terrorists in Syria using a mix of fighter, bomber and Tomahawk Land Attack Missiles," Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time. The decision to conduct theses strikes was made earlier today by the U.S. Central Command commander under authorization granted him by the commander in chief. We will...
  • U.S., Canada send jets to intercept Russian aircraft

    09/19/2014 6:10:04 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:43am BST | Reuters
    (Reuters) - U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercepted Russian aircraft that were flying near U.S. and Canadian air space this week, a military spokesman said on Friday.
  • Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil

    09/17/2014 3:34:38 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    My Fox Orlando ^ | 9-17-2014 | Fox News
    law enforcement intelligence bulletin issued in July by a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information with the Department of Homeland Security has warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for "lone wolves" to attack U.S. soldiers in America. The Central Florida Intelligence eXchange, or CFIX, serves Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, St. Lucie, and Volusia counties. The CFIX bulletin, obtained by FoxNews.com, cited one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members' home addresses online and then "show up and slaughter them." There will be a continued call - by Western fighters...
  • Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis

    09/15/2014 12:56:37 PM PDT · by DTA · 38 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 2014-09-04 | Nicolai N. Petro
    Eastern Ukraine: The Neverending Crisis Nicolai N. Petro September 3, 2014 According to president Vladimir Putin, Russias objectives in Ukraine have been the same since the beginning of civil unrest therea stable national government that represents and respects all of its people. Why then, has there been so little willingness to work together with Russia to end this crisis? The most obvious answer is Russias annexation of Crimea, which many Western governments have interpreted as a rejection of the postCold War status quo and a possible prelude to further territorial expansion. To be fair, however, Putin addressed both of these...
  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • "Snowden Belongs in Jail, Not in Switzerland"

    09/12/2014 4:38:58 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 57 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 9/12/14 | John Hudson
    This week, Switzerland's attorney general completed a legal opinion on the question of whether Snowden could be granted political asylum if he traveled to Switzerland to testify about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities in the Swiss homeland. The AG's office concluded that Snowden would be given asylum as long as prior obligations made by higher-level Swiss officials did not take priority.
  • Scotland, you want out? We'll take your place (US reunification with UK)

    09/12/2014 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/12/2014 | CNN
    (CNN) -- Here's a question that seems to be lost in the debate over the Scottish independence vote scheduled for September 18: I realize that Americans fought a bloody war of independence from England in the late 1700s, but our rifts have healed over the past 240 years. In 2013, the Pew Research Center reported that England topped America's list of favorite nations, in a near-tie with our beloved northern neighbor, Canada. In the past few years, as America has degenerated into political and economic chaos, it has become increasingly clear that we would be far better off if we...
  • Israel: We Mourn With US on 9/11

    09/11/2014 11:13:27 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 11, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel PM Netanyahu: We Mourn With US on 9/11, Support Fight Against ISISBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem September 11, 2014 Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the 13th anniversary of the terror attacks on September 11th, 2001, with a moment of silence and a speech on the threat of Islamic terrorism. US Ambassador Dan Shapiro was in attendance. Addressing the 14th World Summit of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Daniel Herzliya Hotel), Netanyahu reflected on the barbaric attacks on the US, drawing a moral divide between Israels response to the attacks and those of...
  • Russia Starts Building Military Bases in the Arctic

    09/08/2014 3:49:39 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Sep. 08 2014 20:07 | Matthew Bodner, Alexey Eremenko
    Set on restoring the once formidable Soviet military presence in the highly contested and resource-rich Arctic, the Russian military has begun building new military bases in the region, a Defense Ministry spokesperson said Monday. "On Wrangel Island and Cape Schmidt, block-modules have been unloaded for the construction of military camps. The complex is being erected in the form of a star," Colonel Alexander Gordeyev, a spokesperson for the Eastern Military District, was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. Russia has been talking about militarizing the Arctic for years as part of its greater strategy to explore and industrialize the pristine...
  • US warns ISIS could get ahold of Syria's chemical weapons

    09/05/2014 12:44:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 9-4-2014 | AP
    he United States is concerned that the Islamic State group and other terrorists could get a hold of chemical weapons if Syria is hiding any stockpiles, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. Samantha Power spoke to reporters after the Security Council received a briefing from Sigrid Kaag, who heads the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons. The joint mission of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of Chemical Weapons will end at the end of the month after destroying nearly all of Syria's declared stockpile. But Kaag said the OPCW is...
  • Russia rejects consultations on Budapest memorandum - Klimkin

    09/02/2014 9:51:36 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 27 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 16:35 01.09.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, September 1 /Ukrinform/. Russia is rejecting consultations between the signatories of the Budapest memorandum, which foresees guarantees for Ukraine's territorial integrity. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said this at a joint press conference with his Norwegian counterpart Borge Brende, a Ukrinform correspondent reported. "We asked the signatories of the Budapest memorandum about urgent consultations. Of course, Russia does not want it," Klimkin said. He said that Ukraine was using all bilateral platforms to stop Russian aggression against Ukraine and holding respective negotiations in international organizations. "The international community should properly respond to this [Russian aggression against Ukraine]. We are...
  • EU, U.S. Condemn State Land Designation

    09/02/2014 2:41:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/14 | Elad Benari
    Israel was again condemned on Tuesday over its decision to declare 4,000 dunams of land in Judea, mostly in Gush Etzion, as state land, with the European Union (EU) and the U.S. State Department being the latest ones to issue condemnations. "We condemn the new appropriation of land in the West Bank, relating to plans for further settlement expansion, announced by the Israeli government on Sunday, said the EU in a statement. Settlements are illegal under international law, constitute an obstacle to peace and threaten to render the two-state solution impossible. The EU reiterates that it will not recognize any...
  • Saudi King Warns ISIS "Will Reach Europe In One Month, US In Two"

    09/01/2014 2:39:29 PM PDT · by blam · 52 replies
    Fox News - Zero Hedge ^ | 9-1-2014 | Tyler Durden
    <p>As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East's 'allied' leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS. As FOX News reports, The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that jihadists could target the United States and Europe if leaders across the globe do not react to growing terrorist threats as Islamic State militants make advances across Iraq and Syria. "If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America," blasted King Abdullah, adding Cameron-esquely, "they know no humanity." Of course, this is quote ironic given the Saudi's funding of various terror groups throughout the region.</p>
  • London Imam Choudary to Hannity: You Have 'No Choice,' Sharia Is 'Coming to a Place Near You'

    08/28/2014 2:41:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 65 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | August 28, 2014 | Caleb Howe
    "The Sharia will be implemented in America. It's coming to a place very close to you." On Wednesday night, Fox News' Sean Hannity interviewed Muslim cleric, Imam Anjem Choudary, who made outrageous claims including direct threats against the United States, should give any non-Muslim pause, . His point of view closely aligns with ISIS and is all too common in Great Britain. Not only is Choudary a controversial and high profile cleric, but his followers reportedly indoctrinated and radicalized Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, the main suspect in the barbaric beheading of James Foley. He also recently sent some terrible, treasonous tweets...
  • British Embassy holds a party to commemorate anniversary of the burning of the White House

    08/25/2014 4:03:59 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25 August 2014 | Tom Mctague, Mailonline Deputy Political Editor
    British diplomats in the US have been forced to apologise after revealing they were hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the burning of the White House. The British Embassy in Washington held a White House barbeque yesterday to mark the two hundredth anniversary of Britain capturing the US capital and setting fire to the Presidents iconic address. The Embassy even sent a message on Twitter from its official account with a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and surrounded by sparkler fireworks.
  • BOMBSHELL: Homeland Security monitoring ISIS already IN THE U.S. and fear more through open borders

    08/24/2014 9:21:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 108 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 8/23/2014 | soopermexican
    Terrorism expert Brigitte Gabrielle seemed to confirm what many suspected and feared on Judge Jeanines show on Saturday night. She said that Homeland Security are monitoring suspected members of ISIS already in America, and theyre afraid that others might be coming in through our porous border.
  • Very dangerous: Pentagon says armed Chinese jet did barrel roll over US aircraft

    08/22/2014 3:21:57 PM PDT · by twister881 · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 22, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    The Pentagon said Friday that a Chinese fighter jet made several passes by a U.S. Navy aircraft earlier this week off the coast of China in international airspace, baring its weapons and coming within mere feet of the U.S. plane. Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said...Not only is it unprofessional, its unsafe, Kirby said.
  • A Subtle Message to ISIS From a Ticked Off Military Veteran

    08/22/2014 6:49:31 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 78 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    You say Islam is the religion of peace, but since when does terrorizing the innocent and beheading men, women and children constitute peace? WTF? But keep in mind, what did Saddams troops do when we came rolling into town? They surrendered, twice So all your empty threats of coming to America and raising your flag over the White House amuse me more than any of you sick, sadistic bastards could ever imagine or comprehend. In 2012 there was about 21.2 million veterans in the United States. Do you understand what that means? Let me break it down for you. That...
  • US Post Offices Reportedly Refusing Mail to Israel

    08/14/2014 6:01:07 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 37 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-14-14 | Ari Yashar
    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has written to complain to the US Postmaster General, after receiving widespread reports that US post offices around America have been refusing to accept mail to Israel. In the last several days ADL reports that it has received complaints from Massachusetts, Michigan and New Jersey, revealing postal customers were incorrectly told that the US Postal Service is not accepting mail for Israel due to Operation Protective Edge in Gaza. "The postal employees have told these individuals that current USPS policy says that mail to Israel cannot be accepted because of the current crisis, said Abraham H....
  • Hotovely: Netanyahu Not Compromising Despite US Antics

    08/14/2014 5:59:41 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-14-14 | Shlomo Pyotrkovsky, Ari Yashar
    Deputy Transportation Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) on Thurdsay responded to reports in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday night, which revealed that US President Barack Obama's administration blocked a weapons transfer to Israel. According to the US and Israeli officials cited in the report, Obama halted a batch of Hellfire missiles that were requested in military-to-military channels as common in such transfers, and ordered future Israeli requests to be carefully scrutinized. Lending her support to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Hotovely remarked that he "is acting correctly by not compromising on the personal security interests of the state, even if that doesn't...
  • Obama Reportedly Blocks Israel Missile Shipment

    08/14/2014 5:57:34 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-14-14 | Ari Yashar
    A new report reveals that US President Barack Obama's administration stopped a shipment of missiles to Israel late last month and tightened weapons shipment procedures to Israel, as tensions between the two nations grow amid Operation Protective Edge. The report in the Wall Street Journal, released Wednesday night, cites US officials in Obama's administration, who say they discovered Israel had requested a large number of Hellfire missiles directly through military-to-military channels. An initial batch of the missiles was about to be shipped, according to sources in Israel and the US Congress. At that point, the Pentagon stepped in and put...
  • Is ISIS a threat to U.S. safety?

    08/09/2014 3:47:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-9-2014 | Brooke Baldwin
    CNN Newsroom| Added on August 9, 2014 Brooke Baldwin talks to analysts Bob Baer and Paul Cruickshank about possible ISIS retaliation and presence in the U.S.
  • India offers to buy more US attack helicopters, hopes to drive down costs

    08/09/2014 5:18:32 AM PDT · by cold start · 2 replies
    NEW DELHI: India has offered to significantly increase an order for US attack helicopters, Indian officials said, as US defense secretary Chuck Hagel began a visit to New Delhi on Thursday aimed at boosting defence and strategic ties. The Apache gunships and a deal for Chinook helicopters, both built by Boeing, will top the agenda in Hagel's talks on Friday with India's new administration led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India has offered a follow-on order of 39 AH-64D Apache helicopters in addition to the 22 now being negotiated, an Indian defence ministry official said. The sides have been wrangling...
  • American Forces Said to Bomb ISIS Targets in Iraq

    08/07/2014 2:36:01 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 61 replies
    NYT ^ | AUG. 7, 2014 | ALISSA J. RUBIN
    <p>American military forces bombed at least two targets in northern Iraq on Thursday night to rout Islamist insurgents who have trapped tens of thousands of religious minorities in Kurdish areas, Kurdish officials said.</p> <p>Word of the bombings, reported on Kurdish television from the city of Erbil, came as President Obama was preparing to make a statement in Washington.</p>
  • US Embassy in Tel Aviv Severely Restricts Visas for Israelis

    07/30/2014 11:49:16 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-30-14 | Tova Dvorin
    The US embassy in Tel Aviv has cancelled tourist visa applications for Israelis, according to a statement on its official website, in a move it claims is a matter of staffing and security. "Due to the current security situation in Tel Aviv, U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv remains open but is operating at reduced staffing until further notice, and has canceled routine visa application processing and American Citizen services," the statement says. "Emergencies involving an American citizen and visa applications will be considered on a case by case basis." The statement surfaces in the midst of both souring US-Israel relations and...
  • Ebola outbreak: Victim who sparked fears of global epidemic was on way home to US

    07/29/2014 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Freeport · 116 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 29 Jul 2014 | Rosa Prince
    An Ebola victim who was allowed to board an international flight was an American citizen on his way home to the United States, it has emerged. Patrick Sawyer worked for the Liberian government and was visiting his sister there when he developed symptoms while on a plane to Nigeria. He was quarantined on arrival in Lagos and died on Friday. His wife, Decontee, 34, who like Mr Sawyer is originally from Liberia, currently at the heart of the terrifying Ebola outbreak, said he had been due to travel on to America where he could have become Patient Zero in a...
  • ISIS World Caliphate Going Right to Plan...

    07/29/2014 7:13:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Maybe we won't even have to wait5-years NSFW (slaughter, beheading, etc.) pics/video at Reaganite Republican...
  • Philadelphia mosque leaders try to cut off man's hand -police

    07/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 32 replies
    REUTERS ^ | 7/18/2014 | REUTERS
    (Reuters) - Two men described as leaders of a Philadelphia mosque were accused of trying to cut off the hand of a suspected thief, whose wrist was sliced so deeply it required hospital treatment, police said on Friday. The 46-year-old victim said two officials in the mosque accused him of stealing jars of money from the house of worship after morning prayers on Monday.
  • Britain's Lost Freedoms: 'We're Living in a Madhouse'

    07/08/2014 4:49:41 AM PDT · by xzins · 28 replies
    CBN ^ | Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    LONDON - America owes much of its freedom to its British heritage. But today, Britain is losing its freedom. Many Americans were stunned when British authorities arrested Liberty Great Britain party leader Paul Weston in April for publicly reciting Winston Churchill's criticism of Islam. The calendar might say it's 2014, but in Britain it's starting to feel like George Orwell's "1984" because "Big Brother" has decided that certain things can no longer be said. Arrested over Churchill Weston quoted from Winston Churchill's book, The River War, in which he wrote: "How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its...
  • World Cup preview: USA vs. Germany [ESPN 12:00 EDT]

    06/26/2014 7:23:27 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 219 replies
    WP ^ | June 26, 2014 | Michael Caley
    Can two defensively suspect teams settle on a needed draw? If Team USA and Germany simply equal each others goal tallies, both sides will go through to the knockout rounds. In most cases, it would be expected that the two sides should line up in highly defensive formations and show little adventure, committing only the minimum number of men to any attack. If both sides play defensively, the draw will come regardless of any conspiracy.The problem is, neither side is built to play the sort of boring, unadventurous soccer such a fixture requires. American fans are well aware of the...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Germany ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/26/2014 9:41:49 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 26, 2014 | ESPN
    Streaming online - Watch: http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/_/id/1824045/size/condensed/>
  • Polish Foreign Minister: We Gave The US A Bleep Got Nothing

    06/22/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6-22-2014 | Ben Smith
    <p>Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, generally viewed as a leading ally of the United States in Europe, said in a mysteriously-leaked recording Sunday that the alliance between the two countries is not worth anything.</p> <p>We are gonna conflict with both Russians and Germans, and were going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers, Sikorski says, according to a translation of the account for BuzzFeed.</p>
  • The real threat in Iraq

    06/20/2014 6:56:40 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 2 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 6/20/2014 | Caroline B. Glick
    Watching the undoing, in a week, of victories that US forces won in Iraq at great cost over many years, Americans are asking themselves what, if anything, should be done. What can prevent the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) the al-Qaida offshoot that President Barack Obama derided just months ago as a bunch of amateurs from taking over Iraq? And what is at stake for America other than national pride if it does? >>SNIP<< The idea is that since the US and Iran both oppose al-Qaida, Iranian gains against it will redound to America's...
  • US should launch targeted military strikes on 'terrorist army' Isis, says General David Petraeus

    06/19/2014 5:18:55 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6-19-14 | Con Coughlin, Defence Editor, and Tom Whitehead
    America should launch "targeted" military attacks against an emerging "terrorist army" in Iraq if it jeopardises the security of the West, the former head of Coalition forces in the country said last night. In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, David Petraeus, one of the most senior figures in the American military over the past decade, said that he would now support limited strikes against the leadership of Isis. Gen Petraeus's intervention came as Barack Obama, the US President, announced that America was sending 300 special forces advisers to Iraq to help support the fight against Isis. Mr Obama...
  • WORLD CUP Soccer USA vs Ghana ***LIVE THREAD***

    06/16/2014 3:56:54 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 174 replies
    ATDHE ^ | June, 16 2014 | ATDHE
    Link to Ghana vs USA (English) stream: http://atdhe.sx/soccer/watch-ghana-vs-usa-english-671i0#
  • Advanced radios captured by Iraqi insurgents could spell trouble (ISIS)

    06/16/2014 1:34:15 PM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/16/14 | Thomas Gibbons-Neff
    Iraqs security forces, propped up by American equipment and weapons, have been routed by a contingent of insurgents bent on extending their territory from strongholds in Syria deep into Iraq. As Mosul and other cities fell, the West saw a host of images of once-American Humvees and helicopters firmly in the hands of its enemies. Outrage followed shock, as years of effort in Iraq by the U.S. military seemed to unravel in a coup-de-grace that played out over the Internet. Analysts speculated that the newly seized weapons and vehicles could turn fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • US: Russia Sends Tanks to Rebels in Ukraine

    06/14/2014 7:11:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    VOA News / Voice of America ^ | June 13, 2014 2:13 AM | VOA News / Voice of America
    The U.S. State Department has confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Friday that a convoy of three T-64 tanks, several rocket launchers, and other military vehicles crossed the border near the Ukrainian town of Snizhne in the last three days. She called the move "unacceptable."
  • Highway to the danger zone: Russian bombers buzz coast of California, Alaska

    06/12/2014 7:24:30 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Bill Gertz The Washington Free Beacon
    Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command confirmed Wednesday. [....] Rep. K. Michael Conaway, Texas Republican and a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called the Russian flights intentional provocations.
  • Cant-ors Lackies, clown court and jesters

    06/11/2014 11:54:04 AM PDT · by Vendome · 29 replies
    vanity | 6/11/2014 | Vendome
    <p>You punks read this website and I have a message for you and Class Ass Parliamentarian: . "I've heard your twitiot is considering a write in campaign.</p> <p>Don't.</p> <p>It is a colossal waste of time.</p> <p>It's clear he is only interested in himself. As such, you should encourage hime to take a job on "K", where he can further line his pockets."</p>
  • U.S. official: 'Dangerous' Russian jet fly-by was 'straight out of a movie'

    06/04/2014 12:02:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 5-3-2014 | Jim Sciutto and Barbara Starr
    A Russian fighter jet buzzed dangerously close to a U.S. military plane in April, a U.S. official said Tuesday, describing the fly-by as "straight out of a movie." The Russian jet flew within 100 feet of the nose of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Sea of Okhotsk between Russia and Japan, a Defense Department official said. The fly-by "put the lives of the U.S. crew in jeopardy," the U.S. official said, calling it "one of the most dangerous close passes in decades." The incident occurred on April 23, the Defense Department official said, when a U.S. Air...
  • US Vows to 'Work With' Palestinian Arab 'Unity' Government

    06/02/2014 1:22:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    arutz 7 ^ | 6/2/14 | ova Dvorin and AFP
    Washington said Monday it will work with the Palestinian Arab unity government and maintain aid, while "watching closely" to ensure it respects the principle of non-violence, AFP reports. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Washington believes Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has "formed an interim technocratic government... that does not include members affiliated with Hamas." "With what we know now, we will work with this government," Psaki said. Abbas has insisted that a 'unity' government would be based on what he called"the four Palestinian principles": recognizing Israel, recognizing the terms of international agreements, and the explicit rejection of violence...
  • 80 US troops in Chad helping to locate abducted girls, Obama says

    05/21/2014 12:53:57 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 55 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/21/14 | ap
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama says the U.S. has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help located more than 200 girls kidnapped in Nigeria.
  • Obama's new India problem: What to do with Modi?

    05/21/2014 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SatishChandra · 5 replies
    Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, but until Friday, he was banned from traveling to the US because of allegations related to a 2002 riot. It's a new complication for already-rocky US-India relations. On Friday, President Obama did what just about everyone knew he must and invited Narendra Modi, India's new prime-minister-in-waiting, to the United States. It was anything but a routine invitation. Mr. Modi remains the only person ever to be banned from traveling to the United States under the International Religious Freedom Act. Until Friday, the Obama administration had not officially clarified whether the...
  • U.S. And NATO Say No Russian Troop Withdrawal

    05/20/2014 12:57:00 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | RFE/RL Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
    The United States and NATO say they've seen no sign Russian troops have moved away from the border with Ukraine, after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he had ordered such a move.