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  • Valerie Jarret, White House Jihadist

    02/08/2015 8:44:50 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies
    NTLconsulting.blogspot.com ^ | February 4, 2015 | "Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader"
    In her own words: “I am Iranian by birth and of my Islamic Faith. I am also an American citizen and seek to help change America to be a more Islamic country. My faith guides me and I feel like it is going well in the transition of using freedom of religion in America against itself” - Valerie Jarrett Stanford University 1977. http://overpassesforamerica.com/?p=4661 “Farsi-speaking Valerie Jarrett, the senior advisor to Obama, his right-hand woman was born in Iran. She also has ties with terrorist William Ayers, and her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett is a card-carrying communist party member and associate of...
  • No TSA Patdowns for Muslim Brotherhood Members Traveling to US

    01/20/2014 2:43:32 PM PST · by grundle · 35 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Or any inspections at all for that matter. Not when Hillary Clinton is in the State Department. A U.S. official familiar with immigration procedures told the IPT in 2012 that the exemption for the Brotherhood delegation was “extraordinary.” The records, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. They offer few details. The State Department released a one-page document labeled “Compiled References to MB Delegation Arrival and Departure”. “In the coming days, we’re going to write down a list of procedures for dealing with MB visits to the United States,” an April 16, 2012 entry...
  • Iran's Rouhani Says Uranium Enrichment a "Red Line"

    11/10/2013 7:07:11 AM PST · by Innovative · 31 replies
    Real Clear Politics/AP ^ | Nov 10, 2013 | Nassar Karimi
    Iranian officials said Sunday the country made progress with world powers during "serious" talks over Tehran's nuclear program, but insisted the nation cannot be pushed to give up uranium enrichment as negotiations move into tougher ground over ways to ease Western concerns that Iran could one day develop atomic weapons. The remarks on enrichment repeat past declarations on the country's "right" to produce nuclear fuel, which is a key element of the talks over its scope. But President Hassan Rouhani and his top envoys seek to assure hard-line critics that Iran will not make sweeping concessions in the negotiations, which...
  • Iran, the Scorpion and the Frog

    11/10/2013 8:02:23 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | November 10, 2013 | Dan Miller
    Iran is the scorpion and Secretary Kerry is the frog.Here is the fable of the scorpion and the frog: The Scorpion and the Frog A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both...
  • Breaking: France refuses to allow Obama to sell out to Iran on nuke talks

    11/10/2013 1:57:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | November 9, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    With a fevered and frantic breathless pace, Obama via John Kerry has been pushing to sign a sell-out deal with Iran that would ease sanctions without shutting down Iran’s nuke program. Benjamin Netanyahu was furious when he found out that Kerry had misrepresented what the proposed agreement would be, not to mention Kerry running at the mouth to bash Israel on the talks with the Palestinians. Netanyahu was not alone. France was uncomfortable with the deal Kerry wanted to sign, even as Kerry huddled with the Iranians trying to get ‘er done.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Thank you France for at least buying us...
  • Iran accuses France of backing Israel in nuclear talks

    11/09/2013 9:06:47 AM PST · by Dave346 · 21 replies
    France 24 ^ | 11/9/2013
    Two senior Iranian MPs accused French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Saturday of defending Israel, which objects to world powers reaching a deal with Tehran over its controversial nuclear programme. Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, spokesman of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee, said "the behaviour of the French representative in the nuclear talks shows that France is trying to blackmail" Iran. "While the French people want better ties between Tehran and Paris, unfortunately the French government prefers the will of Zionist regime," said Naqavi Hosseini. Esmaeel Kosari, a fellow conservative and member of the committee, expressed regret that Fabius's comments "express the positions...
  • US, France, Britain: Iran nuclear negotiations have reached an abrupt halt (France holds the line)

    11/09/2013 6:18:24 AM PST · by Dave346 · 56 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/09/2013 13:01
    After negotiating with help of US secretary of state, French FM stresses importance of Israel's security concerns, says there will be no deal; US diplomats tell 'LA Times' talks will continue at least into next week. France said on Saturday there was no certainty nuclear talks under way with Iran in Geneva would succeed because of major stumbling blocks over an initial proposed text on a deal, and the importance of Israel's security concerns. "As I speak to you, I cannot say there is any certainty that we can conclude" the talks, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on France...
  • Iran: Nuclear deal needed Saturday or talks move to new round (France is only hold out)

    11/09/2013 7:59:07 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 9, 2013, 4:22 pm
    A trilateral meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jazad Zarif was underway Saturday evening in Geneva on the contents of a draft agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. A senior member of the Iranian negotiations team told reporters Saturday that a draft agreement has been prepared and would be considered by all sides during the meeting. “The text of the draft agreement has been prepared and initial negotiations [over it] will take place in a trilateral meeting among Zarif, Kerry and Ashton,” Majid Takht Ravanchi was quoted as...
  • President Obama Lessens Iran Sanctions Before Nuclear Deal Is Reached

    11/09/2013 5:22:42 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 10 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 11/09/13 | LD Jackson
    I'll be the first person to admit how little I know about foreign affairs. I often think we have entirely too much involvement in the affairs of other countries and want America to be left alone. We need to tend to our own rat killing and for the most part, allow other countries to do the same. That doesn't mean we can not collaborate on certain issues, but I lean more than a little libertarian in my view of foreign affairs. Having said that, there are times when we have to stand by our allies, and we have a strong...
  • Exclusive: Obamas Secret Iran Detente

    11/08/2013 6:46:25 AM PST · by seeker41 · 79 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/07/13 | by Eli Lake, Josh Rogin 
    Secret deal made with iran
  • Obama calls Netanyahu after criticism of Iran nuclear plan

    11/08/2013 9:07:31 PM PST · by Innovative · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov 8, 2013 | Mark Felsenthal and Matt Spetalnick
    U.S. President Barack Obama called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday after the Israeli leader delivered a stinging rebuke to Washington over a deal taking shape in talks between Iran and world powers seeking to curb Tehran's nuclear program. The telephone call marked an apparent bid by Obama to tamp down growing unease over the emerging Iran deal among the United States' Middle East allies, including Saudi Arabia, as well as mounting opposition to the plan on Capitol Hill. "Any deal that breathes life back into Iran's economy in return for token and superficial moves that put Tehran no further...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu - Posted on facebook

    11/08/2013 5:54:30 AM PST · by don-o · 14 replies
    facebook | November 8, 2013 | Benjamin Netanyahu
    I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva. I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. And the deal that is being discussed in Geneva right now is a bad deal. It’s a very bad deal. Iran is not required to take apart even one centrifuge. But the international community is relieving sanctions on Iran for the first time after many years. Iran gets everything that it wanted at this stage and pays nothing. And this is when Iran is under severe pressure. I urge Secretary Kerry not to rush to...
  • Netanyahu Urges Kerry to Reject Deal with Iran (“utterly rejects” and will defend itself)

    11/08/2013 5:59:33 AM PST · by xzins · 25 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 8th, 2013 | JTA
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to reject a deal which, according to reports, would ease sanctions on Iran if it limits uranium enrichment to 3.5 percent purity. Netanyahu said Israel “utterly rejects” the deal and is not obliged to abide by it. “Israel is not obliged by this agreement and will do everything it needs to defend itself, to defend the security of its people,” he said prior to a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry announced last minute that he would fly to Geneva from Israel, where he is attempting to salvage...
  • Netanyahu: 'This Is a Bad Deal--a Very, Very Bad Deal'

    11/08/2013 5:24:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 8, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    A very unusual statement from the Israel prime minister on the eve of a possible nuclear detail between the U.S. and Iran:"I met Secretary Kerry right before he leaves to Geneva," said Netanyhau. "I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. That the deal that is being discussed in Geneva right now is a bad deal. It’s a very bad deal. Iran is not required to take apart even one centrifuge. But the international community is relieving sanctions on Iran for the first time after many years. Iran gets everything that it wanted...
  • Netanyahu urges Kerry not to sign deal with Iran ("utterly rejects" "very, very bad deal")

    11/08/2013 4:33:47 AM PST · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 8, 2013, 1:47 pm
    “I met Secretary Kerry right before he [left] to Geneva. I reminded him that he said that no deal is better than a bad deal. And the deal that is being discussed in Geneva right now is a bad deal. Iran is not required to take apart even one centrifuge. But the international community is relieving sanctions on Iran for the first time after many years,” he said. “Iran gets everything that it wanted at this stage and pays nothing. And this is when Iran is under severe pressure. I urge Secretary Kerry not to rush to sign, to wait,...
  • ‘Crisis of faith’ between Israel and US over possible Iran deal

    11/08/2013 9:40:58 PM PST · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 9, 2013, 1:51 am
    Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is “in a state of shocked disbelief” at the deal apparently taking shape in Geneva over Iran’s nuclear program, Israeli television news reports said Friday night. Netanyahu, the reports on Israel’s Channel 10 and Channel 2 news said, had “an unprecedented confrontation” with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Tel Aviv on Friday morning over the possible deal, which he publicly described as “a very, very bad deal” and which he implored Kerry “not to rush to sign” and to “reconsider.” The Netanyahu government is “in a crisis of faith” with the Obama administration...
  • Iran Nuclear Talks Ignore Concerns of Israel and Middle East Allies

    11/09/2013 7:28:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Pakistan-Pakistani Taliban: The Pakistani Taliban rejected peace talks with the government on Thursday after electing hardline militant Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. Earlier this month militant sources said that the consultative Shura council of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chose Khan Said Mehsud known as Sajna as the new leader. But the election of Sajna, who leads the Pakistani Taliban in South Waziristan, reportedly was opposed by Taliban's other groups. Fazlullah was reported to have strongly objected to the choice of Sajna. Shahidullah Shahid, the main spokesman for the TTP said talks with the government were a "waste of time"...
  • Paul’s Attempt to Cut Aid to Egypt Fails, Says Senators ‘Voted Against the Rule of Law’

    07/31/2013 7:14:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | Leah Barkoukis
    The way Rand Paul sees it, the 86 senators who opposed his amendment to freeze $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt voted "against the rule of law" on Wednesday. Paul's amendment to the transportation spending bill would have halted aid to the country until elections were held and redirected the money to domestic bridge repairs instead. In Paul’s defense, a 2010 law requires halting U.S. aid to any country that undergoes a military coup. The problem, however, is that the U.S. has failed to make the determination that the military’s ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on July 3...
  • EU Denies it is Postponing Labelling of 'Settlement' Products

    05/20/2013 5:31:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/5/13 | Elad Benari
    The European Union on Monday denied a report in the Israeli media that it was delaying a decision to label products from Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, AFP reported. On Sunday, the Haaretz newspaper reported that the EU had delayed labelling the products to the end of June at the request of the United States. "Contrary to what was recently reported in the Israeli media, work on the effective enforcement of EU legislation with regard to the labelling of settlement products has not been delayed. Nor has the EU been asked to postpone such work," a statement...
  • US unblocks $500 million in aid to Palestinians

    03/23/2013 7:42:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 54 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | March 23, 2013 | Yoel Goldman
    The US State Department announced on Friday that nearly $500 million in aid had been unblocked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority, months after Congress froze the funds in late-2012. “To date, we have moved $295.7 million in fiscal year 2012 money… and $200 million in fiscal year 2013 assistance,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters. The announcement came on the heels of US President Barack Obama’s first trip to Israel and the West Bank since assuming office in 2009. The Palestinian Authority has been in the grips of a deep economic crisis, largely due to promised aid going...
  • US unblocks $500M for Palestinians

    03/24/2013 8:14:17 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 40 replies
    The United States has quietly unblocked almost $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority which had been frozen by Congress for months, a top US official said Friday. The news that the funds had finally been freed up came after US President Barack Obama met top Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a landmark visit to Israel and the West Bank earlier this week.
  • DHS Can’t Account for 10 Libyan Men It Caught and Released Inside U.S.

    04/22/2011 12:48:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/22/11 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) - Even as President Barack Obama continued the U.S. military intervention in Libya’s civil war--with armed Predator drones beginning patrols over that North African country on Thursday--U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the division of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for enforcing immigration laws, could not account for 10 Libyan men it had caught and released inside the United States since July 2009. After two weeks of inquiries about the Libyans from CNSNews.com, ICE finally responded on Thursday afternoon that it had already released to CNSNews.com all the information that was “available” on these Libyans and that the...
  • A Middle East Without America?

    02/18/2011 5:43:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2011 | Pat Buchanan
    The fever sweeping the Middle East is now coursing through Libya, Yemen, Iran and Bahrain, where the U.S. Fifth Fleet is based. In all four nations, state violence is being used to crush the rebels, and regime survival hangs on whether security forces and the army stand behind the government or stand aside. A new Middle East is dawning. What will it look like? Perhaps the nation to study is Turkey, which has already gone through a democratic and dramatic transformation. In 2000, Turkey was a reliable U.S. ally, a friend to Israel, an aspiring candidate for membership in the...
  • Iran TV: FB CEO Zuckerberg Is a Zionist who "Offered a Prize for Israelis who Kill Palestinians"

    02/17/2011 5:18:21 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | IRINN TV
    Following are excerpts from a TV show on the influence of the Internet, which aired on IRINN, the Iranian news channel, on December 31, 2010: Iranian author and journalist Pejman Karimi: In 1969, the Internet was established by the Pentagon, the US war department, and then it was presented to the world. The goal of the virtual control over the world was and still is to [enable] American imperialism to take over the world, through the security and intelligence services of the Pentagon. Keeping the [plan] a secret, while spreading the Internet worldwide, led millions of users to be trapped...
  • Hezbollah Chief: Egypt's Unrest Will Change Region

    02/07/2011 10:06:57 AM PST · by edpc · 3 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7 Feb 2011 | Bassem Mroue
    BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said Monday the unrest in Egypt will transform the Middle East by pushing out a regime that has maintained peace with Israel. Sheik Hassan Nasrallah predicted that whatever leadership emerges in Egypt after President Hosni Mubarak will move away from Israel, leaving the Jewish state more isolated. The only other Arab nation to have made peace with Israel is Jordan.
  • Nasrallah: Unrest in Egypt will transform Middle East

    02/07/2011 4:26:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 02/07/2011
    Hizbullah chief says during solidarity rally with people of Egypt, Tunisia that "protests will push out regime that has maintained peace with Israel." BEIRUT — Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Monday the unrest in Egypt will transform the Middle East by pushing out a regime that has maintained peace with Israel. Nasrallah predicted that whatever leadership emerges in Egypt after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will move away from Israel, leaving it more isolated. "You are fighting the battle of Arab dignity, the dignity of the Arab human being that was humiliated by some of its leaders in the past decades,"...
  • Egypt unrest: Hosni Mubarak must stay - US envoy [Obama Massive Fail]

    02/05/2011 10:46:39 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | Feb. 5, 2011 | staff
    US special envoy Frank Wisner has said that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should remain in power to oversee a transition to democracy. The remarks appear to contradict previous US calls for Mr Mubarak to begin an immediate transition.
  • U.S. Envoy to Egypt: Mubarak 'Must Stay' for Now (Obama Humiliated by Special Envoy)

    02/05/2011 1:59:09 PM PST · by kristinn · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | Saturday, February 5, 2011 | Bridget Johnson
    Amid calls for President Hosni Mubarak to not wait until the end of his term to step down, the U.S. special envoy to Egypt told the Munich Security Conference that the 30-year ruler needs to stick around fro now. Frank Wisner, a former ambassador to Egypt deployed there this past week to apparently urge Mubarak to hand over the reins, said Saturday that the transition "is an ideal moment for him to show the way forward." Wisner spoke to the conference via video link from New York. "We need to get a national consensus around the pre-conditions for the next...
  • Russian president calls for Israeli freeze

    01/18/2011 11:34:16 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    AP ^ | January 18, 2011
    JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev gave a political boost to the Palestinians on Tuesday, backing their claim to east Jerusalem as a capital and their demand that Israel must freeze all settlement construction before peace talks can resume. Medvedev, who was visiting the West Bank for the first time as president, spoke during a joint news conference with his Palestinian counterpart, Mahmoud Abbas. .... Medvedev said Tuesday that the Palestinians have the right to a viable state with east Jerusalem as a capital. The Russian leader also sided with the Palestinian demand that all settlement construction...
  • Obama Wins Senate Approval of START Nuclear Arms Pact With Russia

    12/22/2010 1:04:20 PM PST · by brytlea · 155 replies · 6+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2010
    President Obama secured another major legislative victory Wednesday with the Senate ratification of a nuclear arms treaty with Russia. Vice President Biden presided over the Senate's 71-26 vote with Secretary Hillary Clinton in attendance.
  • Senate ratifies New START nuclear pact

    12/22/2010 12:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2010 | Desmond Butler - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday ratified a new arms control treaty with Russia in a major foreign policy win for President Obama. The vote was 71-26...
  • YouTube Bans PA-Watchdog Group, Cites 'Hate Speech'

    12/19/2010 4:21:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    inn ^ | 12/19/10 | Chana Ya'ar
    Video-sharing website YouTube shut down on Sunday the main account of the Palestinian Media Watch for posting the PA’s publicly-broadcast programs to the site, where others can see and become aware of the truth about them. PMW translates the Arabic broadcasts into English so that the truth about PA incitement can be publicized. YouTube was recently purchased by the giant Google Internet search engine company. The following video, titled "Hamas TV teaches kids to kill Jews", was one of the videos removed from YouTube for "violating Terms of Use". The reason given by YouTube for shutting down PMW’s main video...
  • Obama arrives in Afghanistan on surprise visit

    12/03/2010 10:34:13 AM PST · by Justaham · 102 replies · 1+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 12-3-10 | Carol E. Lee
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan – President Barack Obama arrived here tonight on an unannounced visit to thank U.S. forces and meet with American officials. Air Force One touched down at the sprawling air base at 8:35 pm local time after a 13-hour flight from Washington. Obama, dressed in a brown leather bomber jacket and dark slacks, was met by Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and U.S. ambassador Karl Eikenberry. Obama is expected to remain on the ground for only three hours in what had been planned as a six-hour visit. Bad weather will prevent him from...
  • Z STREET's legal battle continues against IRS

    11/23/2010 5:41:28 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard blog ^ | Nov. 22, 2010 | Daniel Halper
    As THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported in August, pro-Israel group Z Street believes it was discriminated against after "Z Street was told by an IRS agent that it might not be granted 501(c)(3) status, which would allow the group to be tax exempt, because its position toward Israel differs from the Obama administration's official policies." Today, Z Street continues its legal battle to obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS.
  • Lieberman: How Will The World Stop Iran If It Can't Stop North Korea

    11/23/2010 8:14:52 AM PST · by Strategy · 31 replies
    Haaretz ^ | November 23, 2010
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the world's response to North Korea firing on their southern neighbor on Tuesday, asking how the world will be able to stop Iran if they can't stop North Korea. North Korea fired hundreds of artillery shells at a South Korean island on Tuesday, in one of the heaviest bombardments on the South since the Korean War ended in 1953. South Korea responded by firing 80 rounds of shells back at the North.
  • Jews have no right to Western Wall, PA 'study' says

    11/22/2010 3:15:47 PM PST · by HearMe · 42 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/22/2010 | KHALED ABU TOAMEH
    ‘Muslim tolerance allowed the Jews to stand in front of it and weep,’ says Information Ministry official. The Western Wall belongs to Muslims and is an integral part of Al-Aksa Mosque and Haram al-Sharif (the Islamic term for the Temple Mount complex, meaning the Noble Sanctuary), according to an official paper published on Monday by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Information in Ramallah. The paper, which has been presented as a “study,” was prepared by Al-Mutawakel Taha, a senior official with the ministry, to “refute” Jews’ claims to the Western Wall. In the past, PA leaders and officials have also...
  • Abbas Insists on Jerusalem in Settlement Freeze

    11/21/2010 2:05:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 21/11/10 | Ben Hubbard
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -The Obama administration's troubled attempt to revive Mideast peace talks took another blow Sunday when the Palestinian president rejected the latest U.S. plan to get the sides talking again. Mahmoud Abbas said a proposed 90-day freeze on Israeli settlement construction wouldn't get him back to the negotiating table unless it includes east Jerusalem, a condition Israel staunchly opposes. Palestinians claim east Jerusalem for their future capital. For decades, Israel has built Jewish sections around the city's periphery, and about 200,000 Jews live there now. Palestinians consider the large neighborhoods as illegal settlements. The impasse highlights the gaps...
  • TSA workers face verbal abuse from travelers

    11/22/2010 3:37:56 PM PST · by EBH · 37 replies
    msnbc ^ | 11/22/10 | Harriet Baskas
    Airline passengers aren’t the only ones complaining about the Transportation Security Administration’s new enhanced security procedures. Many TSA employees aren’t too happy, either. The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union that represents TSA workers, is urging the TSA to do more to protect its employees from abuse from airline passengers angry over the new security methods. The union reports that some members “have reported instances in which passengers have become angry, belligerent and even physical with TSOs (transportation security officers). In Indianapolis, for example, a TSO was punched by a passenger who didn’t like the new screening process,”...
  • TSA workers face verbal abuse from travelers

    11/22/2010 4:04:57 PM PST · by FS11 · 107 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11-22-10 | Harriet Baskas
    The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the union that represents TSA workers, is urging the TSA to do more to protect its employees from abuse from airline passengers angry over the new security methods.
  • Obama: The rights of Muslim suicide bombers come before the rights of US citizens

    11/21/2010 8:19:49 AM PST · by Starman417 · 21 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-21-10 | DrJohn
    New TSA Screening Procedures The stories are now legion: A cancer survivor forced to remove her prosthetic breast.A man with a urostomy bad left covered in urine.A 12 year old girl forced to submit to being naked in a scanner.A rough search into her crotch leaves a woman in tears.Pants pulled down because of artificial knees, nipple rings removed, TSA agents screaming "I have power!" I have had enough. Barack Obama should be impeached and removed from office. He appointed the most inept and ignorant Attorney General in the history of this country. Both Holder and Obama have nothing but...
  • Congress lifts hold on $100 million for Lebanese army (State Dept. Says Won't Help Hezbollah)

    11/12/2010 5:08:25 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2010 | HILARY LEILA KRIEGER,
    WASHINGTON – Two key members of Congress have decided to lift their holds on aid to the Lebanese military on Friday, clearing the way for $100 million to be transferred to the force. The money has been tied up since August after the members expressed concern about American funds ending up in the hands of Hizbullah, particularly after a deadly incident in which Lebanese Armed Forces soldiers shot at IDF soldiers along the border. Nita Lowey (D-New York), chairwoman of the foreign operations subcommittee of the appropriations committee, and Howard Berman (D-California), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, had...