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  • Obama State Dept. Refuses to Condemn Seizure of Cargo Ship by Iran

    04/28/2015 6:19:49 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/28/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Itís an Obama world. The Obama State Department today refused to condemn the seizure of a Marshall Islands ship by the Iranian regime. Jeff Rathke from the State Department briefing refused to condemn the actions (13:57): (video at link) Reporter: What do you consider the Iranian act? Is it a ó an act of piracy, act of violence? Rathke: Again, Iím ó this I think is underway. Iím not going to apply an adjective to it right now. We are following the situation very carefully, but Iím not going toÖ Reporter: But do you condemn it? Rathke: Well, again, weíre...
  • Saudi-owned TV says Iran detains U.S. cargo ship in Gulf

    04/28/2015 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/28/15
    (Reuters) - Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television said an Iranian "force" seized a U.S. cargo ship after opening fire on it in the Gulf on Tuesday and directed it to the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. A Pentagon spokesman said Iranian forces had boarded a Marshall Island-flagged vessel, the MV Maersk Tigris, in the Gulf. He said the boarding occurred after Iranian patrol boats fired shots across the vessel's bow and ordered it deeper into Iranian waters. The ship had no U.S. citizens aboard, the spokesman said, contradicting Al-Arabiya's report which said there were 34 U.S. sailors on board. He said...
  • Breaking: US Ship seized by Iranian warships

    04/28/2015 8:19:02 AM PDT · by grandpa jones · 32 replies
    nuke's-n2l's ^ | 04/28/2015 | Nuke
    Al-Arabia reported that the Iranian Navy has confiscated the American trade vessel with all its 34 crew. Other reports said the vessel has been seized for trespassing on Iranís territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. An Iranian warship is now taking the American vessel to Iranís Southern port city of Bandar Abbas in the Persian Gulf. Iranian officials have not confirmed the development yet, but Reuters said Pentagon officials have confirmed the report.
  • US Expects Israeli Pledge to Two-States to Continue

    04/28/2015 7:10:07 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israelnationalnews.com) ^ | 4/27/2015 | Cynthia Blank
    In veiled threat, Wendy Sherman says if Israeli gov't doesn't show commitment to two-state solution, US will have trouble backing it in UN. U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman Reuters US Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman had a harsh message for American Jewish leaders on Monday. Sherman warned them that if the new Israeli government does not demonstrate a strong commitment to the two-state solution, the US will have trouble assisting it in efforts to halt international initiatives at the United Nations. Speaking at a conference of the Reform Movement in the United States, Sherman insisted...
  • Once youíre Pakistani, there is no going back to India

    04/19/2015 8:05:24 PM PDT · by cold start · 19 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 17 April 2015 | Aalia Suleman
    The non-issuance of visas to India continues to irk thousands of Pakistani Americans as the former remains hell bent to grind an axe with Pakistanis, regardless of borders or their new nationalities. At the moment, there are an estimated 500,000 Pakistani Americans in the US and the rate of their continually burgeoning numbers makes them the second fastest growing group of Asian immigrants in the US. According to the Pew Research Centre, the entire population of Asian Americans, which includes Pakistanis, is among those in the highest income bracket as well as the best educated in the country. However, despite...
  • Maine's Republican governor renews welfare-reform push

    04/10/2015 5:08:58 AM PDT · by Leep · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Apr 6, 2015 | leep
    Maine Governor Paul LePage on Monday revived legislation to crack down on welfare fraud, making good on a 2014 campaign promise to tighten restrictions on the state's public assistance programs and help speed the transition from "welfare to work." LePage's bill would require applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to apply for three jobs before receiving state aid, while prohibiting use of electronic benefit cards to purchase tobacco, liquor, tattoos, lottery tickets or to pay for bail.
  • NYC: Two US women arrested over their ties to ISIL (Missed in U.S. media coverage?!?)

    Two women in New York City have been arrested over their ties to the ISIL terrorist group and allegedly planning to carry out a "terrorist attack" in the United States, federal prosecutors say. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, plotted to hit government, police or military targets, according to the complaint filed Thursday at a US federal court in Brooklyn. The complaint said Velentzas and Siddiqui had praised the al-Qaeda terrorist group and were "citizensĒ of ISIL. "We are committed to doing everything in our ability to detect, disrupt and deter attacks by homegrown violent extremists," Brooklyn US Attorney...
  • U.S. military convoy crossing Czech border

    04/03/2015 4:44:15 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    Českť noviny ^ | 01.04.2015, 11:42 | ČTK
    Prague - The first part of the U.S. military convoy, comprising 37 vehicles, crossed the Czech-German border in Rozvadov, west Bohemia, before 10:00 today, heading for the Vilseck base in Bavaria, 70 km of the border. [....] Some 500 soldiers on around 115 armoured vehicles crossed the Czech Republic during the "Dragoon Ride" to demonstrate support for the allies' countries that feel threatened by the Russian aggression in Ukraine. They returned from an exercise within the Atlantic Resolve operation in the Baltics to their base in Germany, crossing six countries of Eastern and Central Europe, including the Czech Republic.
  • A message to Putin: Hundreds of Poles mob convoy of U.S. troops driving through eastern Europe

    03/24/2015 12:28:38 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2015 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    "Hundreds of Polish residents took to the streets to give a hero's welcome to a convoy of U.S. troops who are driving through eastern Europe and deliver a damning message to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Children climbed on to Stryker armoured vehicles and even offered souvenirs to the troops, who stopped to pose for pictures in the main square of the eastern Polish town of Bialystok. Meanwhile other residents lined the roads and applauded as the troops from the 3rd Squadron of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment of the American Army passed by." "The scenes mirrored those in France after Paris...
  • Israel Spied on Iran Nuclear Talks With U.S.

    03/24/2015 6:48:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 3/23/15 | Adam Entous
    Allyís snooping upset White House because information was used to lobby Congress to try to sink a deal
  • Fearing Collapse, Egyptís Sisi Calls for Resumption of Military Aid

    03/15/2015 2:48:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 15, 2015 | Abraham Rabinovich
    óWarning of Egyptís possible collapse under economic pressures and the threat of rampant terror, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi called on the United States over the weekend to resume military aid that has been partially frozen because of the political coup that brought Sisi to power and because of alleged human rights violations. Terming Egypt, with its population of 90 million, ďthe bedrock of stability in the area,Ē Sisi told television interviewer Charlie Rose that if Egypt is destabilized it would have an impact on neighboring Israel and on Europe as well. ďEgypt is facing many threats and its public wants...
  • Iran Instructs U.S. to Bypass Congress on Deal, Go to U.N.

    03/13/2015 2:44:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 13, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    The Iranian government is urging the United States to go straight to the United Nations to finalize any agreement reached in the coming weeks regarding Tehranís contested nuclear program without seeking congressional approval. Javad Zarif, Iranís foreign minister and top negotiator, suggested in a recent interview that the U.N. Security Council should be responsible for approving any agreement reached between Western powers and Tehran over its nuclear program, a proposal that the Obama administration entertained on Thursday. The State Department argues that a nonbinding agreement with Iranóone that would not be subject to congressional oversight or approvalócould be more enforceable...
  • Iranian President: Diplomacy With U.S. is an Active ĎJihadí

    03/12/2015 7:22:16 AM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Washington free Beacon ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Iranian President: Diplomacy With U.S. is an Active ĎJihadí Diplomacy just as significant as new weapons, missiles Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described his countryís diplomacy with the United States as an active ďjihadĒ that is just as significant to Tehranís advancement as the slew of new weapons and missiles showcased by the Islamic Republicís military. Rouhani praised the countryís military leaders for standing ďagainst the enemy on the battlefieldĒ and said as president, he would carry out this ďjihadĒ on the diplomatic front. Rouhaniís comments echo those of foreign minister and lead nuclear negotiator Javad Zarif, who said Tuesday that...
  • First Muslim College in US to Gain Accreditation

    03/12/2015 7:16:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | March 11, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The Western Association of Schools and Colleges has bestowed ďinitial accreditationĒ on Zaytuna College, a Muslim institution in Berkeley, California, making it the first accredited Muslim college in the nation. The association will permit the college to offer an accredited ďBachelor of Arts in Islamic Law and Theology,Ē according to the College Fix. The president of Zaytuna College, Hamza Yusuf, celebrated the Western Associationís decision, writing on the collegeís website: Five years ago, we introduced an undergraduate liberal arts program inspired by the idea of restoring the holistic education that had been offered in the great teaching centers of Islamic...
  • Iran Claims It Can Defeat the US in 'Any Scenario'

    03/11/2015 7:15:04 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/11/2015 | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari claimed Wednesday that Iran can defeat the US in "any scenario." At a convention in Tehran, Jafari boasted "we have grown so much (more) powerful that we don't feel concerned about the enemy's unwise attitude. We can go past any enemy scenario, and this has been proved in our contemporary history," according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. Clarifying which enemy he was referring to, Jafari said "the US should find a way to survive and continue its endangered life, but we are surprised at the enemy's insistence on costly and...
  • China and US clash over software backdoor proposals

    03/05/2015 2:33:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 March 2015 Last updated at 08:22 ET | BBC
    Beijing has rejected President Obama's criticism of its plan to make tech companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys if they want to operate in China. On Monday, Mr Obama told the Reuters news agency he had "made it very clear" China had to change its policy if it wanted to do business with the US. But Beijing said it needed the powers to combat terrorism and tackle leaks. It also suggested the West was guilty of having double standards.
  • U.S. Intelligence-Sharing Leaves Ukraine in the Dark

    02/28/2015 9:40:36 AM PST · by tlozo · 7 replies
    The Wall Sreet Journal ^ | Feb. 27, 2015 | Adam Entous and Julian E. Barnes
    The U.S. is providing spy-satellite imagery to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia-backed rebels, but with a catch: the images are significantly degraded to avoid provoking Russia or compromising U.S. secrets... But before delivering them, U.S. officials black out military staging areas on Russian territory and reduce the resolution so that enemy formations canít be clearly made out, making them less useful to Ukrainian military commanders. Those steps, which delay the delivery of the images by at least 24 hours, are designed to keep the U.S. out of the so-called kill chainómilitary jargon for the stages of lethal...
  • US-Israel ties worsen over alleged leak of details in Iran talks (Bibi stands firm)

    02/20/2015 1:12:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Tribune Washington Bureau via MSN ^ | 2/19/14 | Paul Richter, Batsheva Sobelman
    **SNIP** U.S. officials initially had denied reports that the administration was withholding details from Israel of the closed-door talks with Iran. That changed Wednesday into a blunt rebuke of one of America's closest allies. "Not everything you are hearing from the Israeli government is an accurate reflection of the talks," Jen Psaki, a State Department spokeswoman, told reporters. She said the administration has begun "a selective sharing of information" with Israel as a result. White House press secretary Josh Earnest complained of "a continued practice of cherry-picking specific pieces of information and using them out of context to distort the...
  • US Officials Admit Concern Over Syrian Refugee Effort (Is Obama letting ISIS in?)

    02/17/2015 5:50:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/17/2015 | JUSTIN FISHEL AND MIKE LEVINE
    Top U.S. counterterrorism officials say they worry a potential terrorist could be hiding among refugees who are looking to come to the United States after escaping the brutal war in Syria. "It's clearly a population of concern,Ē the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Nicholas Rasmussen, told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday. Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, went further, saying it would be a ďhuge mistakeĒ to bring refugees from the conflict to the U.S. Ė even as an estimated 4 million children, women and men have been forced to flee Syria and another 7 million have been...
  • "What ISIS Really Wants"

    02/16/2015 10:22:09 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 84 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 2015 | Graeme Wood
    "What is the Islamic State? Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic Stateís appeal. ďWe have not defeated the idea,Ē he said. ďWe do not even understand the idea.Ē In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as...
  • Russian General Says Nuclear Arsenal Guarantees Superiority Over NATO

    02/16/2015 6:47:36 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jan. 30 2015 14:02 | Reuters
    Russia's top general said Friday that a strong nuclear arsenal will ensure military superiority over the West as Moscow forges ahead with a multi-billion dollar plan to modernize its forces by 2020. Russia, facing a likely recession because of a fall in oil prices and sanctions over Ukraine, must deal with new forms of Western aggression, including economic confrontation, said General Valery Gerasimov. But despite the deep economic woes, he said the Russian military would receive more than 50 new intercontinental nuclear missiles this year. "Support for our strategic nuclear forces to ensure their high military capability combined with ......
  • U.S. Cuts Israel from Iran Nuclear Talks

    02/16/2015 5:44:52 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Yitzhak Benhorin ^ | 2/16/15 | Ap via Ynet News
    White House denies Channel 2 report claiming US has stopped updating Israel about developments in nuclear negotiations with Iran in response to Netanyahu's planned Congress speech, after Boehner admits he failed to tell administration he had invited PM. According to the report by Israel's Channel 2, US Undersecretary of State, Wendy Sherman, who is involved in the talks has announced she will no longer be updating Israelis about the talks. Susan Rice, US President Obama's National Security Advisor, has also reportedly announced she is cutting ties with her Israeli counterpart, Yossi Cohen, who serves as Netanyahu's National Security Adviso
  • Michele A. Berdy

    02/15/2015 7:10:09 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 31, 2015 (Issue # 1844) | Michele A. Berdy
    –ú–į–∑–ĺ—Ö–łŐĀ–∑–ľ: masochism Here at The St. Petersburg Times language desk, we've written a lot about gaffes in the translation and interpretation of official statements over the years. Once upon a time, those mistakes were just that ¬ó mistakes. And only translation nerds were interested in the nuances. Those days are gone. Now translation is just one more weapon in the propaganda wars.
  • Boris Johnson 'intends to renounce US citizenship'

    02/15/2015 1:07:03 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 February 2015 Last updated at 03:26 ET | BBC
    Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his American citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain". He told the Sunday Times that his citizenship was "an accident of birth that has left me with this thing. I've got to find a way of sorting it out". The Mayor of London, who was born in New York, has in the past been forced to pay US tax because of his American citizenship. He has just completed a six-day tour of cities in the US. Mr Johnson said he would approach US ambassador Matthew Barzun to explore what steps he had to...
  • More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision

    02/06/2015 12:43:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 06, 2015 | ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision Preliminary data shows that up to 507,000 women and girls in the United States were at risk of female genital excision in 2013. By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS A new study finds that nearly 507,000 women and girls in the U.S. could be at risk of female genital excision There is anecdotal evidence of U.S. girls being sent to their parents' home countries for 'vacation cutting' Nearly 507,000 women and girls in the United States could be at risk of female genital excision, including 57,000 in California, a new...
  • U.S., Germany, and France to Putin: The World Is Too Weak to Stop You

    02/05/2015 2:26:31 PM PST · by goldstategop · 47 replies
    Commentary ^ | 02/05/2015 | Seth Mandel
    So hereís Obamaís opinion: Ukraine should not get military aid from the West because even with American help, Russia would still mop the floor with them. And this, according to the Times, is what Obama thinks will intimidate Putin into signing a peace treaty. Iíll offer the president some free advice: telling Putin the world is too weak to stop him isnít very intimidating. Yet even if the West got Putin to sign on to a new agreement, nothing will have been accomplished. Putin has been violating the last ceasefire agreement, because thereís no one to enforce it. What Obama,...
  • U.S. Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists

    02/04/2015 10:12:27 AM PST · by wtd · 18 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | February 4, 2015 at 5:00 am | Khaled Abu Toameh
    ,li>U.S. Seen in Middle East as Ally of Terrorists Many Egyptians and moderate Arabs and Muslims were shocked to hear that the U.S. State Department recently hosted a Muslim Brotherhood delegation. They were equally shocked when an EU court decided to remove Hamas from the bloc's list of terror groups. "Just two days after the controversial visit, the Brotherhood called for a war against their fellow Egyptians." ó Linda S. Heard, Middle East Expert, Gulf News. "The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to return to the political arena through the American door and terrorist attacks. The U.S. policy appears to be...
  • Why Catholicism Is Preferable to Protestantism

    01/31/2015 8:43:45 PM PST · by Morgana · 354 replies
    catholic.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | | Devin Rose
    My new book, The Protestant's Dilemma, shows in a myriad of ways why Protestantism is implausible. We sifted through many arguments to boil the book down to the most essential. A few chapters didn't make the cut but are still good enough to share. Here's one of them. If Protestantism is true, There's no way to know whether you're assenting to divine revelation or to mere human opinion about divine revelation. Protestants and Catholics both believe that God has revealed himself to man over the course of human history, culminating in his ultimate self-revelation in Jesus Christ. But whereas Catholics...
  • [Four years old article about Russia again Nov. 2, 2011] Meet the spies who lived next door. How Rus

    01/29/2015 1:52:01 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 2, 2011 | John M. Guilfoil Globe Staff
    Their neighbors thought they were a sales consultant and a real estate agent. He had a degree from Harvard. They had two children. They were a typical American family, except they were not. Documents released by the FBI paint a picture of the lives and the extensive training in spycraft given to a group of Russian spies sent to live in American society, including one couple found in Cambridge.
  • Invasion U.S.A. Ė The Various Plans to Conquer America

    01/28/2015 5:10:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    MHN Military History Now ^ | 5 November, 2012 | MHN Military History Now
    A Lubbock Texas judge made international headlines earlier this year for his prediction that if President Obama is reelected on Tuesday, it will open the door for a United Nations invasion. Judge Tom Head told a local radio station in September that the president will: ďTry to give the sovereignty of the United States away. Heís going to call in the UN troops, personnel carriers, tanks and whatever.Ē The proclamation drew widespread scorn and ridicule both at home and abroad. Even the office of the Secretary General weighed in on Headís prediction. ďItís absolutely ridiculous,Ē said a spokesperson for UN...
  • U.S. Asking Google To Turn Over Their Data Is Against The Fourth Amendment

    01/26/2015 2:45:20 PM PST · by alexmark1917
    INVESTMENT WATCH BLOG ^ | 1/26/2015 | Worker Ant #11
    #Google hands data to US Government in #WikiLeaks espionage case https://t.co/ocBQGvL4yl pic.twitter.com/MIxGiOu9si ó WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 26, 2015 Google hands over WikiLeaks emails, but is the first to exploit Charlie Hebdo and Sony's "the Interview". Why? https://t.co/D2Ir2Yi3Kq ó WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 25, 2015 'Attack on journalism': WikiLeaks responds to Google's cooperation with US govt Googleís willingness to surrender the private emails of WikiLeaks staffers to the United States government amounts to an ďattack on journalism,Ē a representative for the whistleblower group says. Kristinn Hrafnsson, an Icelandic journalist who joined WikiLeaks as the groupís spokesman in 2010, said heís ďappalledĒ that...
  • Exclusive: Details of the proposal for Pope Francis' US visit revealed

    01/18/2015 3:34:02 PM PST · by NYer · 27 replies
    cna ^ | January 18, 2015 | Alan Holdren and Elise Harris
    Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wed. general audience on April 16, 2014. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. Manila, Philippines, Jan 18, 2015 / 12:56 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Bernardito Auza ‚Äď a member of the organizing committee for Pope Francis‚Äô upcoming visit to the U.S. ‚Äď has revealed details of the proposed schedule, which includes visits to three cities. ‚ÄúHe would arrive on the 22nd and he would leave the evening of the 27th. It‚Äôs really a full six days, plus the travel, so it‚Äôs really one week,‚ÄĚ Archbishop Auza told CNA/EWTN News in Manila on Jan....
  • Pentagon to deploy 400 troops to train Syrian rebels

    01/15/2015 11:07:01 PM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/16/15 | Phil Stewart
    The U.S. military is planning to deploy more than 400 troops to help train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, along with hundreds of U.S. support personnel, a Pentagon spokesman told Reuters on Thursday.
  • Is the United States at war with Islam?

    01/12/2015 7:11:00 AM PST · by Moseley · 50 replies
    MOSELEY COMMENTS ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jonathon Moseley
    The United States of America is NOT at war with Islam. And every Muslim better pray and kiss our asses hoping that the USA is never at war with Islam. Every Muslim should bend over backwards to appease the United Sttates. The US is not at war with Islam. If we were, there would be a radioactive crater 300 meters deep and 1000 meters across glowing at 10,000 degrees at the site of the Kaaba shrine and Grand Mosque in Mecca -- where Muslims doing the Haj pilgrimage gather from around the world to bow down to the black Kaaba...
  • Vanity, Muslim Concentration by County.

    01/08/2015 7:04:25 PM PST · by x1stcav · 78 replies
    Muslims in USA by County.
  • BAN THE BURKA NOW! - vanity

    01/07/2015 5:49:14 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 31 replies
    self | 1/7/15 | self
    It's time to ban the burka in the US now. Which one of the new congress people will stand up and sponsor a bill. Will all good men be quiet now?
  • Russia's "Startling" Proposal To Europe: Dump The US, Join The Eurasian Economic Union

    01/05/2015 7:05:20 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/05/15 | Tyler Durden
    Russia has presented a startling proposal to overcome the tensions with the EU: The EU should renounce the free trade agreement with the United States TTIP and enter into a partnership with the newly established Eurasian Economic Union instead. A free trade zone with the neighbors would make more sense than a deal with the US.
  • Iranís Ayatollah tweets #BlackLivesMatter in rant against U.S.

    12/31/2014 6:58:46 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 30, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    Never one to shy away from the social media spotlight, Iran‚Äôs Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently took to Twitter to bash the United States for alleged racial injustices, using popular hashtags like #Ferguson and #BlackLivesMatter to draw parallels to Jesus and the unrest in Gaza.‚Äú#Jesus endured sufferings to oppose tyrants who had put humans in hell in this world& the hereafter while he backed the oppressed. #Ferguson,‚ÄĚ Iran‚Äôs chief political and religious authority tweeted to his 92,000 followers on Sunday, CNN reported.Mr. Khamenei went on to compare Jesus‚Äô struggle to that of black people in the United States.‚ÄúIt‚Äôs expected...
  • In 2008 Mumbai Attacks, Piles of Spy Data, but an Uncompleted Puzzle

    12/22/2014 7:09:11 PM PST · by cold start · 5 replies
    Frontline ^ | 21st December 2014 | James Glanz of The New York Times, Sebastian Rotella of ProPublica, and David E. Sanger of The NYT
    n the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea, plotting mayhem in Mumbai, Indiaís commercial gem. Mr. Shah, the technology chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani terror group, and fellow conspirators used Google Earth to show militants the routes to their targets in the city. He set up an Internet phone system to disguise his location by routing his calls through New Jersey. Shortly before an assault that would kill 166 people, including six Americans, Mr. Shah searched online for a Jewish...
  • Russian Nuclear Bombers Again Buzz Guam

    12/21/2014 10:10:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 19, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic bombers conducted a third circumnavigation of the U.S. Pacific island of Guam last week as other bombers flew close to Alaska and Europe, defense officials said. Two Tu-95 Bear H bombers made the flight around Guam, a key U.S. military hub in the western Pacific, on Dec. 13. No U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow the bombers. Separately, two Canadian F-18s intercepted two Bear bombers that intruded into the Alaska air defense identification zone on Dec. 8 that a military spokesman called ďunwanted, provocative, and potentially destabilizing.Ē Around the same time in Europe, NATO jets intercepted Russian...
  • Brilliant speech by Robert Spencer - What US foreign policy should be on combating global Jihad.

    12/21/2014 9:11:10 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 13 replies
    Liveleak.com ^ | December 21, 2014; 10 hours ago | unknown
    Mr. Robert Spencer at Restoration Weekend 2014, at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
  • How different are Russians and Americans, anyway?

    12/09/2014 4:36:38 AM PST · by wetphoenix · 9 replies
    Washington Post blogs ^ | December 7, 2014 | Rick Noack
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Obama and politicians in both countries have been trading barbs for months as the countries' relations have plunged ever southward. But what about the countries' citizens? Are they as at odds as their leaders' rhetoric suggests? WorldViews delved into recent opinion polls conducted by the Pew Research Center and Gallup. Together, the data provide interesting insights into what Russians and Americans think about each other and themselves, how they differ in certain ways, and how they are similar when it comes to other aspects. Ways Americans and Russians think differently Less than half of all...
  • China surpasses U.S. to become largest world economy

    12/06/2014 8:10:46 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 20 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 06, 2014 | unknown
    For the first time in decades, the U.S. is no longer the largest economy in the world, and China has become number one, the International Monetary Fund says. The IMF recently released the latest numbers for the world economy, stating that China will produce $17.6 trillion in terms of goods and services-- compared with $17.4 trillion for the U.S. Just 14 years ago, the U.S. produced nearly three times as much as the Chinese, Dow Jonesí MarketWatch reported. But each country reports its data in its own currency, according to the IMF website. In order to compare data, each country's...
  • Supreme Court to Review EPA Rule on Power Plant Emissions

    11/25/2014 2:03:01 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | Nov. 25, 2014 | Brent Kendall
    WASHINGTONóThe U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to review the first-ever national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants, saying it would decide whether the government should have considered how much the rules would cost utilities. The courtís action extends a saga that dates back more than two decades. Congress first required the Environmental Protection Agency to issue regulations in 1990, but the agencyís efforts had been stalled for years because of several factors, including lengthy court battles. The EPA rules, adopted in 2012, require coal and oil-fired power plants to cut...
  • U.S. Army apologizes, removes 'Negro' as acceptable term for black service members

    11/09/2014 9:53:16 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 84 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 07, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    The apology follows the dated term found in updated Army regulations policy as an acceptable classification for 'a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa.' The newly revised policy now limits the acceptable terms to 'Black or African American.' The U.S. Army has backtracked with an apology after approving the term "Negro" as an acceptable reference for black service members. The decision comes two days after the dated term was found listed as an acceptable classification for "a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa" in section 6-2 of the...
  • Young boy details illegal journey into the United States to WFTV

    11/02/2014 4:30:07 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    WFTV ^ | 10-31-14 | Stephanie Bertini
    ORLANDO, Fla. ó It's a multimillion-dollar problem, putting pressure on the United States immigration system. Now federal officials admit more than 52,000 unaccompanied children who illegally crossed the nationís southwest border this year could be anywhere. Eyewitness News found out more than 4,000 of the children made their way to Florida, and Channel 9's Stephanie Bertini found one teenaged boy living in central Florida. He agreed to speak with her as long as his identity was not revealed. The boyís footprints mark the pathway of an illegal journey fueled by dreams. ďWe had to walk a lotÖ and we only...
  • Officials Reveal US is Cozying Up to Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas

    10/31/2014 12:42:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 10-29-14 | Ari Yashar
    The same Tuesday night that a senior official in US President Barack Obama's administration was quoted calling Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "chickens**t," yet more officials indicated the US is warming up to cooperation with Iran - the Islamic regime seeking nuclear weapons that has repeatedly declared its desire to destroy Israel. Senior US and Arab officials were cited by the Wall Street Journal saying that in recent months, America and Iran have grown closer through cooperation against their "common enemy", the Islamic State (ISIS), as well as over a shared interest in "stability" in Iraq and Afghanistan. American officials revealed...
  • Is It About To Get Worse? Lakeland Hazmat Suit Orders Go Exponential, Surpass 1 Million

    10/30/2014 4:22:14 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 10/29/2014 | Tyler Durden
    Fast forward to today when shortly after the close, and minutes after it announced the completion of another $11 million follow on offering, Lakeland surprised everyone, and especially those who are short the stock, when it released the following "Update on Business Activity Relating to Ebola Crisis" in which it announced that it has, by now, received a stunning 1 million Hazmat suit orders and rising exponentially.
  • National Debt to be $27 Trillion in 10 Years, Says the CBO

    10/30/2014 4:20:06 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 27 replies
    New American ^ | 10/16/2014 | Bob Adelmann
    There was something for everyone in the release last week by the Congressional Budget Office of its August update and outlook. The federal governmentís revenues are expected to top $3 trillion this year for the first time in history, thanks to individual income taxes rising by six percent, payroll taxes by eight percent, and corporate income taxes by 15 percent. Those infatuated with big government are celebrating the event as a reflection of an improving economy resuscitated by government spending and stimulus programs. Small government advocates, on the other hand, are decrying the event by reminding those who will listen...
  • Israel Defense Minister Yaalon: Obama Mid-East Policies Dangerous To US

    10/26/2014 1:00:01 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | October 26, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency(photo) The Pentagon wants to defend the US but has hands tied by the Obama White House. Jerusalem ó October 26, 2014 Ö From Ebola to ISIS, it appears that almost every issue which is handled by President Barack Obama turns into total disaster. Obamaís policies with regard to the Middle East are either coming from a place of ignorance, negligence or just plain bias to the global Islamic agenda. For US Secretary of State John Kerry to draw a direct relationship between stability in the Middle East and the Israel Palestine peace process illustrates...