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  • Muslims conduct 'human sacrifice' on video

    03/12/2014 9:25:13 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 3/13/2014 | WND
    Newly released videos show Muslims conducting “ritual human sacrifices” by slitting the throats of their victims or putting a bullet in their heads, according to researcher Walid Shoebat, a former member of the Palestine Liberation Organization who converted to Christianity. Shoebat’s report includes several videos of ritual sacrifices. He noted the speaker in one video uses the term Qurban just before gunfire erupts and men lined up in a row fall to the floor one by one. Shoebat explained that the Arabic term “can only signify a sacrifice, which indicates that the filmed slaughter is nothing but a ritual human...
  • The 2014 Ukrainian Maidan Revolt

    02/22/2014 9:29:04 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 66 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Jeff Head
    2014 Ukrainian Popular Revolt "Vladimir, they aren't coming back" BACKGROUND: The Urkaine was a part of the Soviet UNion, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), under communist rule and domination for decades. The Ukraine is recognized for its significant agricultural production capabilities, and also for its strong manufacturing capabilities, particularly in the industrial equipment, aircraft, and ship building sectors. The Crimea, in southeast Ukraine, and home to many ehtnic Russian people, had long been a vacation place for many of the elite within the old Soviet Union. To this day, the Rusian federation maintains a strong Naval BAse...
  • Al Qaeda grows as its leaders focus on the 'near enemy'

    08/30/2013 10:35:42 PM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    The National (United Arab Emirates) ^ | Aug 30, 2013 | Murad Batal Al Shishani
    Syria is increasingly becoming a hotbed for jihadist movements and Al Zawahiri devoted a sizeable portion of his latest speech to urging young Muslims to join the jihad in that country. Al Zawahiri will not offer to relinquish his influence over jihadist movements in the Arab world. By contacting Al Qaeda affiliates, he is trying to flex his muscles to regain influence over jihadists in Syria and to show his importance as the emir of Al Qaeda as a trademark of jihadism. This is important for the unity of the movement, which plays a major role in attracting individuals to...
  • Romney Slams the Obama Administration’s Response to Embassy Attacks [Adm denies statement theirs]

    09/12/2012 1:52:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 11, 2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Mitt Romney has criticized the Obama administration’s craven response to today’s embassy attacks: >>>I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.<<< Meanwhile an Obama administration official told Politico that, >>>the statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government.<<< Which raises the question, How? Are we to...
  • Obama's World: Through a Glass Darkly

    08/22/2012 1:36:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2012 | Victor Sharpe
    For anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear, and who is not terminally obtuse, the present incumbent of the Oval Office has deliberately helped engineer Islam's latest and successful lust for world domination through sharia law and geopolitical contrivance. The Muslim cry of "first the Saturday people and then the Sunday people" is a chilling reminder of the determination by an overwhelming majority of Islam's followers to rule over Jews and Christians, forcing them into servitude and second-class citizenship wherever they may be. .....The evil clown, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's president, vomited his latest obscenity last Friday when...
  • The Purpose of the U.S. State Department

    07/18/2012 9:08:12 AM PDT · by Brett L. Baker · 4 replies
    Mission Statement Create a more secure, democratic, and prosperous world for the benefit of the American people and the international community. American diplomacy in the 21st century is based on fundamental beliefs: our freedom is best protected by ensuring that others are free; our prosperity depends on the prosperity of others; and our security relies on a global effort to secure the rights of all. The history of the American people is the chronicle of our efforts to live up to our ideals. In this moment in history, we recognize that the United States has an immense responsibility to use...
  • The Devil's Lust

    06/21/2011 12:55:54 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 2 replies
    The Too Enticing Smell of Death By Ari Bussel The United States of America under President Barack Obama will be accused one day of bringing about the next world war. It was President Obama who demanded President Mubarak of Egypt to leave. With an equally heavy hand, he demanded Libyan leader Gaddafi’s exit. It worked successfully with Mubarak, America’s closest Middle Eastern ally after Israel. It shocked many because no one expected a friend to sell out a friend, and the lesson left a very deep impression across the Arab world and Israel. With Gaddafi, the American President received a...
  • Has U.S. Foreign Policy Ever Been This Screwed Up? (A total state of disarray!)

    11/23/2010 8:03:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2010 | Michael Filozof
    American foreign policy is in a state of total disarray. I don't think that our foreign policy has been in straits this dire since the early 1960s, when we rushed headlong from the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis straight into Vietnam. At least then our foreign policy was consistent in its anti-communism. Today's is incoherent, counterproductive, and sometimes downright idiotic (e.g., when Hillary Clinton went to Russia to push the "reset button"). The Obama administration is either doing nothing to preempt the coming disasters or actually making them worse. It's time for a full-blown, radical reevaluation...
  • Buck Up, America

    09/09/2010 2:51:06 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    The American Interest ^ | September 7th, 2010 | Walter Russell Mead
    La rentrée is what the French call this time of year: the re-entry. Everything comes to a stop in August; it is too hot to work, and the whole country slows down during the late summer dog days. Then, come September, we come back from the beach, from the cabin in the woods, or wherever we’ve been, and the life of the working world starts up. The air turns crisp; apples from the new harvest replace melons, berries, peaches and apricots in the produce aisle. On the first cool nights of September, we remember: there is such a thing as...
  • What is a Conservative Foreign Policy?

    06/09/2010 6:47:23 AM PDT · by hopeisnotaforeignpolicy.org · 13 replies · 30+ views
    Hope is Not A Foreign Policy ^ | June 7, 2010 | Tom Skypek
    Since the Democratic Party’s decisive electoral victories in 2006 and 2008, the Tea Party movement has helped to re-energize conservatism. The movement has focused largely on domestic politics, promoting limited government, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberty. The reality is, however, that when it comes to foreign policy the conservative movement is being pulled in multiple, and often mutually exclusive, directions. Some believe that democracy promotion should be the cornerstone of American foreign policy while others do not. Quite simply, the conservative movement does not have a coherent foreign policy platform. Going forward, it will be important for conservatives to articulate...
  • Palin Issues Forceful Statement in Support of Israel

    06/01/2010 2:44:44 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 30 replies · 881+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 6/1/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    n an act that places her far above the cowardly acts and statements of the current occupant of the White House, Sarah Palin has issued a forceful statement in support of Israel, showing that she has not only the guts but the wisdom to be President. According to the Weekly Standard, Palin placed the following on her Facebook page: Israeli Flotilla: Don't Take Mainstream Media Coverage at Face Value The media, as usual, seems to be reporting only one side of the Israeli Flotilla incident. Don't trust the mainstream media to give you both sides of a story fairly... you...
  • Nobel Peace Prize will handicap US diplomatic efforts

    10/09/2009 6:46:54 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 18 replies · 700+ views
    PDOP ^ | 10/08/09 | Jbrown
    ...Inevitably, the historical significance of the prize will be discussed. There will be references to the award being the first time a sitting US president has received the prize. Likewise, the references to past award winner such as Arafat, Vietnamese diplomat Lo Duc and Gorbachev will be invoked. You will hear the discussion about past nominees such as Neville Chamberlain, Hitler, Stalin and others. In the end we will be barraged with discussions centering upon the past, with little discussion as to the unintended affect of receiving the award. The world is ruled by largely egotistical, alpha males who do...
  • GOP Lawmakers Reach Out to Isolated Honduran Government

    10/08/2009 2:42:10 PM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies · 474+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | October 10, 2009 | Mary Beth Sheridan
    In the three months since soldiers expelled Honduras's leftist president, the Obama administration and the rest of the world have shunned the Central American country, cutting off aid and travel visas. But the isolated Honduran leadership has found one lifeline: Republicans on Capitol Hill. Within days of President Manuel Zelaya's ouster June 28, powerful Hondurans launched a lobbying campaign in Washington, arguing that the leftist leader had been a menace to their country. The Honduran government and its allies have spent at least half a million dollars on public-relations experts and lobbyists from both parties -- including Lanny Davis, a...
  • If Obama Weakens America, Will The World Be More "Fair?"

    09/20/2009 3:32:10 AM PDT · by kingattax · 8 replies · 640+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2009 | Austin Hill
    Are they agendas for the betterment of America? Or are they agendas for the betterment of the rest of the world? I’m referring to President Obama’s policy agendas. Despite how much he reasserts that we “must” embrace this or that policy simply because it is “the right thing to do,” it’s becoming increasingly difficult to claim that Obama’s stated plans and intentions advance any sense of American wellbeing. In this regard, Rush Limbaugh recently articulated what many of us have been thinking on this subject (as he often does). Noting last week that he began this year saying that he...
  • Israel, Poland, Czech Republic...Obama administration leaving allies high & dry

    09/17/2009 6:28:27 AM PDT · by Jabrown · 11 replies · 1,086+ views
    PDOP ^ | 09/17/09 | J Brown
    While the American public has turned their attention inward towards economic challenges and health care debates, the Obama administration has engaged in a re-writing of US foreign policy based upon Wilsonian idealism that is resulting in concessional disarmament and an abandoning of long-standing commitments to US allies. Throughout the 2008 election, I repeatedly warned that the direction of President Obama's foreign policy would lead us down a path in which our nation would repeat the idealistic foreign policy failures of the Wilson administration that led to the Treaty of Versailles, abandoned support of our allies and led us into a...
  • Rules of game changing

    05/03/2009 2:54:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 743+ views
    YNET NEWS.com - Opinion ^ | Published: 05.03.09, 12:30 / Israel Opinion | Shimon Shiffer
    Rules of game changing Israelis officials can’t keep up with dramatic changes in America’s Mideastern policy Shimon Shiffer Published: 05.03.09, 12:30 / Israel Opinion The reports about the rapprochement between the Obama administration and Syria left Israeli policy makers stunned. “What’s going on here?” asked a senior figure in Jerusalem last night. “The Syrians are not providing reasons that could justify the rush of administration emissaries to visit Damascus. The Syrian regime continues its involvement in Iraq and enables terrorists to cross the border and carry out attacks against the US Army. The Syrians bribe anything that moves in Lebanon...
  • UK expert: Kosovo independence is illegal act

    04/21/2009 10:18:05 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 5 replies · 429+ views
    B92 ^ | 4/21/2009 | Staff
    BELGRADE -- An international expert on territories under international administration says Kosovo Albanians' UDI is tantamount to illegal secession. “The local Albanians do not have the right to self-determination and Kosovo is not an independent state,” Professor Ralph Wilde said in a statement for Belgrade daily Večernje Novosti published on Tuesday. Wilde is a consultant for a number of governments and international organizations, a member of the Law Faculty of University College London, the University of London, and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. “Under international law, a new state can be formed out of a part of...
  • Piracy thwarted, captain safe: Lessons learned?

    04/12/2009 5:35:36 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 12 replies · 948+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 4/12/09 | Roger W. Gardner
    Richard Phillips escapes unharmed, assisted by U.S. Navy SEALS. By Stephanie S. Garlow - Special to GlobalPost Published: April 10, 2009 20:32 ET Updated: April 12, 2009 15:23 ET-A +ABUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — The Massachusetts Maritime Academy instilled a sense of leadership in Richard Phillips — it also taught him how to navigate by the stars and how to avoid crashing into ships. They were valuable lessons that some 30 years since he graduated from here earned him the rank of captain in command of his own ship. But there are some things you can’t learn in school —...
  • Jimmy Carter pledged to reform US foreign policy... and look what happened

    06/06/2008 9:35:09 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 4 replies · 92+ views
    Telegraph ^ | June 6th, 2008 | Con Coughlin
    Over the course of the primary season, Barack Obama has demonstrated an unerring ability to reach out to all Americans, irrespective of ethnic background or social status. He is a black man who was born on the wrong side of the tracks, but his campaign has been refreshingly devoid of the divisive race agenda that characterised the bids of black politicians such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the 1980s and 1990s. His simple promise to undertake a radical change in the way the country is run has struck a chord with a nation that has become disillusioned with...
  • The Incredible Shrinking Superpower

    05/26/2008 5:44:02 AM PDT · by steelboy · 53 replies · 717+ views
    Time ^ | 5/19/2008 | MASSIMO CALABRESI/AL JANADRIYAH
    Americans tend to think of the presidency as all-powerful, but much of its authority comes from the ability to convince the public to follow, and the same is sometimes true in diplomacy. The time when George W. Bush could perform that trick has long passed. But if Americans are adjusting to the idea of a weak Bush, an even tougher mental leap awaits them once he leaves office: accepting that the U.S. isn't the force abroad it was just a few years ago. The next President's hardest job may be getting the country used to that