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  • Federal judge: Iran shares responsibility for 9/11 terror attacks

    12/16/2011 12:11:33 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/16/11 | Kenneth Timmerman
    NEW YORK — In an historic hearing in the federal courthouse in Manhattan on Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said he planned to issue a ruling in the coming days declaring that Iran shares in the responsibility for the 9/11 terror attacks. “The extensive record submitted to this court, including fact witnesses and expert testimony, is satisfactory to this court,” Judge Daniels said. The court “accepts as true” the various allegations of the plaintiffs and their experts, he declared, and “will issue an order” in the coming days that Iran bears legal responsibility for providing “material support” to...
  • U.S. authorities probing alleged cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

    12/14/2011 4:07:31 PM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2011 | Shaun Waterman
    U.S. officials are investigating reports that Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats in Mexico were involved in planned cyberattacks against U.S. targets, including nuclear power plants. Allegations about the cyberplot were aired last week in a documentary on the Spanish-language network Univision, which included secretly recorded footage of Iranian and Venezuelan diplomats being briefed on the planned attacks and promising to pass information to their governments. A former computer instructor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (said) he was recruited by a professor there in 2006 to organize a group of student hackers to carry out cyberattacks against the United States,...
  • "Chavez Nativity" creates controversy in Venezuela

    12/14/2011 3:37:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-14-11 | Daniel Wallis and Bill Trott
    In the Bible, shepherds and wise men paid homage to the newborn baby Jesus. In Venezuela, it seems Hugo Chavez turned up in the manger, too. A Nativity scene in Caracas showing the socialist president standing before the traditional crib-in-a-manger has stirred up a pre-Christmas controversy in the politically polarized country. "It has nothing to do with the real Nativity, with religion. I don't like it," said passerby Arnaldo Amundaray, tutting as he took a close look at the model. For Chavez supporters and the Nativity's creators, it is a legitimate and innocent tribute to their man. "The intention is...
  • Documentary on Iran Ties to Latin America, Threat That Poses To Air on Univision

    12/07/2011 6:12:45 PM PST · by La Lydia · 10 replies
    Hispanic Business News ^ | December 7, 2011
    "The Iranian Threat" ("La Amenaza Irani"), a documentary that looks at Iran's growing political, economic and military ties in Latin American, will premiere Dec. 8 on the Univision Network ... the documentary also looks at the threat Iran's ties pose to the Latin American regions and the United States.The documentary, which was produced in collaboration with Univision News' Investigative unit, reveals exclusive findings, including secret video and audio recordings that provide a rare window into an alleges Iranian-back cyber attack against the United States from Mexico ... also features unseen video footage from extremists linked to Iran and an interview...
  • New Americas Group Includes Cuba, Not U.S; China Cheers

    12/05/2011 7:04:12 AM PST · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | 4 December 2011 | Alex Newman
    Leaders of Latin American and Caribbean governments gathered in Caracas, Venezuela, on Friday and Saturday to forge a new regional organization that includes representatives from every country in the Western Hemisphere except the United States and Canada. According to socialist rulers backing the new scheme, it is aimed at providing a counterweight to U.S. “imperialism” in the region while promoting “integration.” The communist regime ruling mainland China celebrated the news and vowed to support the group. The budding 33-member alliance — dubbed CELAC, the Spanish initials for “Community of Latin American and Caribbean States” — is reportedly the brainchild of...
  • The founder of wikipedia criticized the Hugo Chavez article for its lack of criticism

    12/02/2011 3:04:05 PM PST · by grundle · 24 replies
    December 2, 2011 | me
    Jimbo Wales (the founder of wikipedia) criticized the Hugo Chavez article for not including criticism of Chavez's food policies. Some of the things that Jimbo criticized the article for including are the very same sources that I had added in the past, which the Chavez supporters then deleted. My original account was Grundle2600. I was banned by User Rd232. He was one of the Chavez supporters who kept deleting that information. Jimbo doesn't seem to know that this info has been repeatedly added and then deleted from the article. The person who banned me from wikipedia was Rd232, one of...
  • Latin and Caribbean leaders challenge US role in region

    12/02/2011 10:14:41 AM PST · by ruralvoter · 2 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 12/1/11 | Jim Wyss
    The hemisphere is throwing a party, but not everyone’s invited. On Friday, the leaders of 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries are gathering in Venezuela to forge a new organization that will include every nation in the region — except the United States and Canada. Some are hoping the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States, or CELAC, will blunt U.S. influence in the region and replace the Organization of American States, the only group that’s opened to all countries in the hemisphere. The OAS, which promotes democracy and development in the region, has been accused by some nations of...

    11/29/2011 5:36:55 PM PST · by justsaynomore · 51 replies
    Herman Cain Web Site ^ | 11/29/11 | Herman Cain
    CAIN’S VISION FOR FOREIGN POLICY & NATIONAL SECURITY The Americas Mexico: Friend and Partner Mexico is a friend in need. Our southern neighbor is struggling with drug-related violence that has claimed an estimated 40,000 lives over the past several years. By standing with Mexico now to help it solve its increasingly severe economic and security problems, we will help solve the problem of illegal immigration at home. Some 40% of Mexicans believe Mexico is a failed state. This helps explain why so many are seeking to emigrate. With declining oil reserves, a looming water shortage in Mexico City, and youth...
  • KNOW YOUR ENEMY! 'Miss Venezuela (and Miss World) 2011' Ivian Sarcos...

    11/26/2011 12:45:45 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 26, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Much like his back-slappin' pal Vlad, Comrade Hugo's been (undeservedly) blessed with oil, minerals, mountains, dramatic ocean coastlines... and a whole bunch of these: ¡Ay caramba! If it was she who invited me to Caracas, perhaps I could get used to waiting in line 2 hrs for bread... as much as I detest socialism, it's important to maintain a balanced perspective and consider the situation as a whole! Video/links/more at Reaganite Republican Missology   glamcheck
  • Chavez repatriates Venezuela's foreign gold reserves

    11/26/2011 12:21:58 AM PST · by Pontiac · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/25/11 | Staff
    Venezuela has received its first shipment of gold bars, after President Hugo Chavez ordered the repatriation of 85% of the country's bullion reserves. President Chavez has explained the move as an act of sovereignty that will protect Venezuela's reserves from global economic turbulence. Some critics have suggested that Mr Chavez is acting out of fears Venezuela's overseas assets could one day be frozen by sanctions, as happened to his friend and ally, the late Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
  • Four Things You Need to Know about Venezuela

    11/21/2011 5:25:11 AM PST · by IbJensen · 13 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/21/2011 | Jaime Daremblum
    Amid the many depredations of Hugo Chávez, it is easy to forget that Venezuela has turned into the most violent country in South America, and that Caracas has become a global murder capital. According to the independent Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, the annual number of homicides nationwide grew from 5,974 in 1999 (when Chávez took power) to 17,600 in 2010. Venezuela today is a haven for international terrorist groups (including the Colombian FARC, the Iranian-backed Hezbollah, and the Spanish ETA), and it is also a veritable gangster’s paradise of narco-trafficking, kidnapping, and armed robbery, with brutal crime syndicates running drugs,...
  • Pipeline decision will weaken Obama (crassest pandering to a tiny minority of Americans)

    11/19/2011 8:23:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | November 19, 2011 | Brian Lee Crowley
    H.L. Mencken, I think it was, who uttered the immortal phrase "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public." No one is a greater admirer of the dynamic and generous society that is America, and when I consider all the nations we could have had living next door I often think we won the neighbourhood lotto. But for some reason Mencken's phrase kept echoing in my head when I heard the news about Washington's plan to delay their decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. Folly is too kind a word for this decision. It is the crassest...
  • Obama Has a Knack for Ticking off America's Friends

    11/17/2011 5:49:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 17, 2011 | Michael Barone
    The election of Barack Obama, we were told, would bring new respect and friendship for America in the world. No longer would we be led by a Texas cowboy ignorant of and indifferent to world opinion. Instead, we would have a visionary leader sympathetic to the governments and peoples of the world. But Obama's best moments in foreign policy have been when he follows the leads of predecessors. In his twice-postponed trip to Australia this week, he will reportedly announce that a U.S. Navy base will be opened there. That cements ties already strengthened by George W. Bush and previous...

    11/12/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-12-11 | Jedediah
    Supernatural things are coming your way , The stuff dreams are made of but won't fade away \o/ , The supernatural exposed in and through you , Watch now as "I" come into view ! The Ancient of Days The I AM That "IS ONE" ! A Fullness , a Gladness , My Entire Kingdom , For when ever "I" show My Face , There in the midst you shall find "My" Grace , Abounding , Abiding , Sweet and True , The "ALL of ME " all over you ! Genesis 28:10-19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10And Jacob left Beersheba...
  • Venezuelan cops rescue kidnapped Nats catcher

    11/12/2011 8:16:00 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 3 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/12/11 | Ian James
    <p>CARACAS, Venezuela - The kidnapping ordeal of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos ended after two days when Venezuelan police commandos swooped in to rescue him in a flurry of gunfire and arrested five alleged abductors.</p> <p>Ramos said he was happy and thankful to be alive, and that the final moments had been hair-raising as police and the kidnappers exchanged heavy fire in the remote mountainous area where he was being held.</p>
  • [Former U.S. Ambassador] Noriega: Chávez cancer progressing faster than expected

    11/10/2011 1:03:40 PM PST · by cll · 34 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/09/2011 | Antonio Maria Delgado
    President Hugo Chávez’s cancer is spreading faster than expected and his doctors fear that he may have only a few months left to live, a former U.S. government official said Wednesday, citing sources inside the Venezuelan government. “The international team of doctors in charge of treating Hugo Chávez’s cancer does not expect him to live more than six months,” said Roger Noriega, former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. Noriega’s opinion came in a column titled “Hugo Chávez’s Big Lie and Washington’s Apathy,” published on the Internet portal of Inter-American Security Watch. “Sources who have given me privileged...
  • Nationals Catcher Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela

    11/09/2011 8:13:10 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    abc ^ | 11/9/2011 | JORGE RUEDA
    Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Ramos, 24, was taken away in an SUV by four armed men in Santa Ines in central Carabobo state, Kathe Vilera, spokeswoman for the catcher's Venezuelan League team, said through her official Twitter account. "This is sad, worrisome and true that Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped," she said. Ramos was playing winter ball with the Aragua Tigers. She said the rising Major League Baseball star was kidnapped at 6:45 p.m. local time (2315 GMT) and that police have been notified. Santa Ines lies...
  • Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos kidnapped

    11/09/2011 5:15:35 PM PST · by Keltik · 15 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | November 9, 2011 | Evan Brunell
    Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped, the Denver Post's bilingual website,, reports, with other media sources corroborating the news. No other information is available at this time. Ramos hails from Venezuela, where there is a significant problem with kidnapping. Generally, these crimes are for money and Ramos was a logical target, given that his success in the majors earned him the right to a league-minimum contract, which was $414,500 in 2011. That's a lot of money to most people, especially in Venezuela. The 24-year-old just completed his rookie season with Washington, hitting .267/.334/.445 in 435 plate appearances, slugging...
  • Emergency Alert System Gets First National Test Wednesday (2pm est for 30 secs)

    11/08/2011 9:00:05 PM PST · by STARWISE · 43 replies
    YahooNews/Mashable ^ | 11-7-11 | Veena Bissram
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will run the first-ever Emergency Alert System (EAS) test for 30 seconds Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, which will be used to inform Americans in the case of a national emergency. *snip* The alert, administered in conjunction with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will be used to inform Americans in the event of a national emergency, should other modes of communication be unavailable.
  • Carlos the Jackal boasts of up to 2,000 deaths

    11/06/2011 5:54:55 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    afp ^ | November 06, 2011
    Venezuelan militant Carlos the Jackal, who goes on trial in France Monday, boasted in an interview with the daily El Nacional of committing more than 100 attacks that claimed up to 2,000 lives. Asked about civilian bystanders who lost their lives in his attacks, the Marxist-Leninist radical said: "There were very few. I calculated that they were fewer than 10 percent. "So out of 1,500 - 2,000 killed, there were not more than 200 civilian victims," . ... Asked if he believed that he had made mistakes, Carlos said his crimes were minor. He charged that former Cuban president Fidel...