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  • Chris Matthews surrenders to ISIS: ‘More force is not the answer’

    09/10/2014 12:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/10/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Chris Matthews isn’t much for logical consistency. In the wake of the gruesome beheading of journalist James Foley by ISIS terrorists, an act explicitly designed to send a warning to the United State of America, the MSNBC host appeared visibly agitated by President Barack Obama’s inattentiveness. “No American president can survive if he lets Iran get nuclear weapons, and no American president can survive if he lets Americans be beheaded on international television with impunity. Impunity!” an impassioned Matthews asserted. “He has to strike back, as an American, it’s in our soul!”A few weeks and another beheading later, the...
  • German Artists Say They Put White Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    08/13/2014 11:50:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/13/2014 | By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
    Mystery solved? A pair of artists in Berlin said they were the ones who pulled off the stunt of the summer, hoisting two big all-white flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge last month, swapping them for the usual red, white and blue. When the flags appeared, rumors flapped: It was a prank or a grave security breach. But the artists, Mischa Leinkauf and Matthias Wermke, say the flags — with hand-stitched stars and stripes, all white — had nothing to do with terrorism. In a series of phone interviews, they explained that they only wanted to celebrate “the beauty of public...
  • White flags flying from Brooklyn Bridge, cops probe breach ( NYC )

    07/22/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 22, 2014 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    In a stunning security breach, the giant American flags at the top of both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge were replaced by white flags overnight, cops said. The two new flags appear to be American flags that were painted over white — the traditional symbol for “surrender” — and were flying Tuesday morning from both towers. ... The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit will is replacing the white flags with American flags as they set up a crime scene
  • White Flags Replace American Flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 8:27:53 AM PDT · by cocomac · 40 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 7/22/14
    MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge's two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said. Police, including the NYPD's counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said. "Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?" City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m. It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there. Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up...
  • American flags replaced with white flags on Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 10:51:36 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/22/2014 | ABC
    BROOKLYN BRIDGE -- Someone has replaced two American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge with mysterious white flags. The white flags - international symbols of surrender - fluttered Tuesday from poles on the stone supports that hold cables above the bridge connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan. One of the flags, viewed via video, appeared to have faint traces of stars and stripes on it. Police say it isn't clear what time they were placed there - or by whom.
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • French government warns about traveling to certain parts of New Orleans

    11/16/2013 12:31:47 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 41 replies
    wwltv.com ^ | November 15, 2013 | WWLTV
    In the French Quarter, the government advisory warns travelers to not go beyond northwestern Dauphine Street and northeast Ursulines Ave. If travelers are in the Garden District, they say not to travel north of St. Charles Avenue or south of Magazine Street.
  • PHILLIPS: The last days of the Republican Party

    10/12/2013 1:05:58 PM PDT · by Conservative Beacon · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 12, 2013 | Judson Phillips
    The Republican Party was born in the darkest days of the American Republic. In the next few days it will die. The Republican Party saved the Union and abolished slavery. The Republican Party stood against Franklin Roosevelt’s internment of Japanese Americans during World War II and against Jim Crow laws in the 50’s. On a hot summer day, the most famous Republican of the Twentieth Century stood before one of the great icons of tyranny, and over the objection of his cowardly, country club Republican advisors, Ronald Reagan demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” In 1975, Reagan told conservatives...
  • Boehner Will Lift Debt Limit Now--If Obama Will Talk Later

    10/10/2013 2:59:31 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    CNSNews. com ^ | October 10, 2013 | Susan Jones
    House Republicans say they'll go for a temporary extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for a "real commitment" from President Obama and Democrats to talk about the nation's pressing problems. At a news conference Thursday morning, House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans are ready to "move half way -- half way to what (Obama's) demanded." [snip] - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/boehner-will-lift-debt-limit-now-if-obama-will-talk-later#sthash.vzfaeZe4.dpuf
  • Humbled US makes concessions to Taliban to start talks

    06/18/2013 3:23:44 PM PDT · by ketelone · 68 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 19 Jun 2013 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The United States will begin formal talks with the Taliban, including the Haqqani network, in Doha, Qatar, in a couple of days, Obama administration officials said in a major announcement on Tuesday. The engagement, the first of its kind since the post 9/11 conflict, follows key concessions made by Washington, including dropping the pre-condition that Taliban immediately break ties with al-Qaida, in return for much broader, generic, self-serving commitments by the unyielding terrorist group. In a conference call from Northern Ireland where President Obama is attending the G8 summit, US officials said they expected Taliban to issue a statement...
  • CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist'

    04/06/2013 9:26:51 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    CAIR Claims Victory Over AP Stylebook’s Restrictions on Word 'Islamist' April 5, 2013 By Elizabeth Harrington (CNSNews.com) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) praised the Associated Press (AP) for revising its stylebook to forbid the use of the word “Islamist,” if it is used to describe Islamic militants or extremists. In a press release on Friday, CAIR said revising the term is a "step in the right direction,” and that they helped influence the AP’s decision. “Late last year, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) approached AP about modifying the reference, which had been added to its influential...
  • Talks with Taliban Collapse

    10/02/2012 8:42:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Fox News Live (no link) | 10/2/12
    Now on Fox. Reporting that talks with Taliban have collapsed as our surrender date in 2014 is official. Talks were through intermediaries to get some sort of treaty with the terrorists to salvage some shred of respect from Obama's announced surrender. The Taliban refused to release the sole US soldier being held hostage no matter how many terrorists Obama would release from Gitmo. They told Obama, basically, to go to hell. Our surrender in Afghanistan is now complete, along with the Afghani "allies" upping the murders of US troops. Full coverage in The Boston Globe.
  • Obama Chief of Staff: Time to Get Over Debate

    07/01/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    fox8.com/CNN ^ | July 1, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) — Jack Lew, the White House chief of staff, said Sunday the Supreme Court decision upholding President Barack Obama’s health care measure should put to rest the national debate over the law’s practicality. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Lew said the Affordable Care Act, which was signed into law in 2010, needs to be fully implemented before Americans assess its merit, and that detractors of the law, including Obama’s opponent in the 2012 presidential election, were using it to divide the country. “This was a plan that Gov. Romney supported,” Lew said, “and it’s something that I...
  • U.S. Hostage Pleads to Obama to Save His Life in al Qaeda Video [Terrorists Stronger]

    05/07/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    American hostage Warren Weinstein says in a video released late Sunday by al Qaeda that he will be killed unless U.S. President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands. "My life is in your hands, Mr. President," Mr. Weinstein said in the video. "If you accept the demands, I live; if you don't accept the demands, then I die."
  • Taliban kill 7 in Afghan capital after Obama visit

    05/02/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 2/5/12 | Amir Shah & Chris Blake
    President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners' housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people. It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened for Obama's visit and Wednesday's anniversary of the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan. Obama arrived at Bagram Air Field late Tuesday, then traveled to Kabul by helicopter for a meeting with President...
  • Congressman to Obama: You’d better not be trading away our missile defense, champ

    03/26/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 35+ views
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It remains to be seen how the media will cover the explosive revelation from ABC's Jake Tapper that Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to get Vladimir Putin to give him some "space" on missile defense so that he could be more "flexible" with the Russians in a second term. So far, the tepid coverage from National Journal and the Washington Post suggests that the media doesn't consider a request to another nation to pipe down so an American President can win a second term and deliver more favorable policy to a potential antagonist more than a "gaffe". They...
  • Obama asks Russia for 'space' through election [Disgusting: Obama caught on audio selling out USA]

    03/26/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 173 replies · 82+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/26/2012 | Jennifer Epstein
    President Barack Obama offered a private request Monday to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev for some “space” on missile defense ahead of November’s elections. “On all these issues, particularly on missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space,” Obama said, referring to incoming Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a TV pool reporter who heard audio recorded by a Russian reporter who was in the room moments before the two leaders spoke to reporters after their 90-minute meeting. “Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you,” Medvedev responded. A...
  • Panetta Says Defeat of Al Qaeda ‘Within Reach’

    07/09/2011 8:42:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Panetta Says Defeat of Al Qaeda ‘Within Reach’ By ELISABETH BUMILLER KABUL, Afghanistan — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, who arrived in Kabul on Saturday, said that the United States was “within reach of strategically defeating Al Qaeda” and that the American focus had narrowed to capturing or killing 10 to 20 crucial leaders of the terrorist group in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. Mr. Panetta, who took over as defense secretary from Robert M. Gates on July 1, made his comments aboard his plane before arriving on an unannounced trip to Kabul, the Afghan capital. They were Mr. Panetta’s first...
  • Germany Mediates Secret US-Taliban Talks

    05/25/2011 10:29:03 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 16 replies
    Der Spiegal ^ | May 24th 2011 | Susanne Koelbl and Holger Stark
    The German government is mediating secret talks on German soil between the US government and representatives of the Taliban. Berlin is cautiously optimistic that the negotiations will deliver progress, but observers warn that the insurgents' morale remains high. It's still unknown where exactly in Germany the American and Afghan negotiators met, but when they met can be pinpointed fairly exactly: at the turn of the year and on the second weekend in May. It's also fairly clear who attends these talks on peace in the Hindu Kush. On the American side, representatives of the State Department and the CIA are...
  • Disney OKs Muslim intern to wear scarf

    09/27/2010 2:18:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 69 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 27th, 2010 | Eric Carpenter
    ANAHEIM — Disneyland officials have reached an agreement with a Muslim college intern allowing her to wear a head covering while on the job, Muslim community leaders and Disney officials said Monday. Officials with the Council on American-Islamic Relations say the scarf acts as an Islamic head covering, called a hijab, in accordance with her Muslim religion. Disney officials don’t call it a hijab — just a head scarf to accommodate an employees needs. The woman, who was not identified by name, is the second Disney employee in recent weeks to complain that Disney did not allow her to wear...
  • Surrender - 9/11/2010

    09/11/2010 9:35:49 AM PDT · by CharlesWayneCT · 28 replies
    Personal Blog - TwoConservatives ^ | 9/11/2010 | Charles Reichley
    9/11/2010. This is the day that our government surrendered to the radical Muslim hoardes. Those radical muslims threatened our armed forces, if we are to believe General Petraeus. In response, the President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, the FBI (3 times), and General Petraeus all responded to the threat against our troops -- by actively and publicly intervening to stop the exercise of free speech (as defined by the Supreme Court) that was objected to by those who threatened us with war. In response to the overwhelming force of government threats and intimidation, the citizen of our...
  • France declares war against al-Qaida

    07/27/2010 2:56:37 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies · 17+ views
    Breitbart.com/AP ^ | Jul 27 05:01 PM US/Eastern | ELAINE GANLEY
    PARIS (AP) - France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April. The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete about its behind-the-scenes battle against terrorism. "We are at war with al-Qaida," Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday, a day after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the death of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau. The humanitarian worker had been abducted April 20 or 22 in Niger...
  • Obama plans to cut up to 40 percent of nukes

    07/13/2010 4:20:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | July 13, 2010
  • ‘Representing’ al-Qaeda

    03/29/2010 8:58:39 AM PDT · by florm15 · 3 replies · 168+ views
    National Review Online ^ | MARCH 29, 2010 | ANDREW C. McCARTHY
    Bravely entering the lion’s den — delivering a speech in praise of left-wing, “pro bono” lawyering to a group of left-wing, pro bono lawyers — Attorney General Eric Holder recently declared that “lawyers who provide counsel for the unpopular are, and should be, treated as what they are: patriots.” Sure they are. After all, Holder explained, they “reaffirm our nation’s most essential and enduring values” — like the value we place on coming to the aid of our enemies in wartime. And let’s not forget the value we place on advocating for the release of those enemies who, as night...
  • Wacky jihad therapy failed to 'cure' plane-bomb plotter

    01/02/2010 6:50:33 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 474+ views
    nypost.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2010 | CHUCK BENNETT
    A cushy Saudi Arabian "rehab" center where terrorists are encouraged to express themselves through crayon drawings, water sports and video games is under scrutiny after one of its graduates re-emerged as a leader in the al Qaeda branch claiming responsibility for trying to blow up an airliner on Christmas. Said Ali al Shihri -- a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who now heads the terror group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- obviously didn't get to the bottom of his America-hating issues while undergoing the controversial rehab for jihadists. Inmates like Shihri are supposed to while away the days playing...
  • Obama's vision of nuclear-free world drawing fire - Obama finds resistence on removing nukes

    12/31/2009 9:12:48 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies · 2,245+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 29, 2009, 9:00AM | By PAUL RICHTER McClatchy Tribune
    ...Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives. Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague in April, vowing the U.S. would take dramatic steps to lead the way. Eight months later, the administration is locked in internal debate... Officials in the Pentagon and elsewhere have pushed back against administration proposals to cut the number of weapons and narrow their mission.... The debate represents another collision...
  • Domestic Terror Incidents Hit a Peak in 2009

    12/23/2009 9:21:19 AM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies · 508+ views
    Time ^ | 12/23/09 | Bobby Ghosh
    You may not have noticed because most of the plots were foiled, but 2009 saw an unprecedented surge in terror "events" on U.S. soil. When analysts tally these events, they refer to anything from a disrupted plot to U.S. citizens traveling abroad to seek terror training or a lone gunman running amok in the U.S. And by the calculations of Rand Corporation expert Brian Jenkins, more terrorist threats were uncovered in the U.S. during 2009 than in any year since 2001.
  • Obama Rejects Afghanistan Options

    11/11/2009 6:49:01 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,176+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 11, 2009
    President Barack Obama does not plan to accept any of the Afghanistan war options presented by his national security team, pushing instead for revisions to clarify how and when U.S. troops would turn over responsibility to the Afghan government, a senior administration official said Wednesday. Obama is still close to announcing his revamped war strategy — most likely shortly after he returns from a trip to Asia that ends on Nov. 19. But the president raised questions at a war council meeting Wednesday that could alter the dynamic of both how many additional troops are sent to Afghanistan and what...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't

    10/27/2009 7:00:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 679+ views
    Investors.com ^ | October 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't (Kerry Vs. McChrystal)

    10/27/2009 5:52:35 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies · 1,290+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 27, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • Obama Concludes U.S. Can't Beat Taliban; May Wait Until Late November for Afghan Decision

    10/28/2009 9:09:58 PM PDT · by kristinn · 204 replies · 7,234+ views
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 | Kristinn
    The Washington Post reports tonight that Barack Obama and top administration officials have concluded the Taliban cannot be beaten and that they are looking for ways to cede parts of Afghanistan to the Taliban without those regions becoming safe havens for al Qaeda.The article also reports that Obama may wait until after he returns from a 10 day visit to Asia that begins November 11 to decide his policy for Afghanistan.The Post article is largely about Obama's request made this week, two months after he received Gen. Stanley McChrystal's request for tens of thousands more troops to fulfill Obama's counter-insuregency...
  • White House considers withdrawing from Afghanistan

    09/24/2009 4:29:33 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 400 replies · 15,203+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 09/24/2009 | FOXNews
    <p>Just announced by Jennifer Griffith in a live interview, WH has asked Pentagon for a formal assessment of a withdrawal from Afghanistan, that the Afghan Wart is no longer in our nations interest, blamed the Afghan elections.</p>
  • George Will calls for pull-out

    08/31/2009 2:17:28 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 142 replies · 4,754+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/31/09 | Mike Allen
    George F. Will, the elite conservative commentator, will call in his next column for U.S. ground troops to leave Afghanistan, according to publishing sources. “[F]orces should be substantially reduced to serve a comprehensively revised policy: America should do only what can be done from offshore, using intelligence, drones, cruise missiles, airstrikes and small, potent special forces units, concentrating on the porous 1,500-mile border with Pakistan, a nation that actually matters,” Will writes in the column, scheduled for publication later this week. Obama ordered a total of 21,000 more U.S. troops into Afghanistan in February and March, and casualties have mounted...
  • Revealed: Truth behind MacAskill's Lockerbie judgement

    08/30/2009 11:03:24 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 25 replies · 1,247+ views
    Scottish News of the World ^ | 30th August 2009 | Scottish News of the World
    'JUSTICE Secretary Kenny MacAskill freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al- Megrahi over fears Scotland would suffer a terrorist backlash if he died behind bars. He believed Megrahi would have been seen as a MARTYR by Islamic extremists if he had been left to die in Greenock Prison. And last night a source close to the Cabinet Secretary said: "Kenny feared the repercussions would have haunted Scotland for a generation and more. "If Megrahi had died in a Scottish jail, we'd have seen burning Saltires across the Middle East." MacAskill and SNP First Minister Alex Salmond are preparing to publish...
  • Tourists warned as Asian hornets terrorise French

    08/22/2009 4:56:18 PM PDT · by null and void · 18 replies · 781+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6:00AM BST 19 Aug 2009 | Henry Samuel in Paris
    Tourists are being warned to steer clear of Asian hornets that are colonising France, after swarms of the aggressive predators attacked seven people. An Asian predatory wasp (vespa velutina), a predator of honey bee hives An Asian Hornets' nest A beekeeper holds an Asian Hornets' nest The bee-eating hornets, instantly recognisable by their yellow feet, are rapidly spreading round France Hundreds of the insects attacked a mother on a stroll with her five-month-old baby in the Lot-et-Garonne department, southwestern France, at the weekend before turning on a neighbour who ran over to help. The baby was unharmed. They then pursued...
  • Obama Administration Says We Are Not in a "Global War" Against "Jihadists" - Complete Video 8/6/09

    08/06/2009 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 16 replies · 1,012+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 6, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of John Brennan, Obama's top Homeland Security and Counterterrorism official, giving a speech today where he said the United States is not engaged in a "War on Terror," and also does not believe we are in a "global war" nor are we fighting "jihadists." He said the only acceptable term is that we are fighting "Al-Qaeda." Who does he think Al-Qaeda is? The are "Jihadists!" But political correctness will not allow Obama to say what is true, that Islamic Jihadists have declared war on the United States and we do face a Global War against those who...
  • Obama, Medvedev Call for Cut to 1,500-1,675 Nuclear Warheads

    07/06/2009 8:05:26 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,244+ views
    Obama, Medvedev Call for Cut to 1,500-1,675 Nuclear Warheads Title only - story to follow
  • Mexico Sanctions U.S. Exports; b. Hussein Runs up White Flag, Gives Back Southwest

    03/17/2009 6:02:20 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 5 replies · 451+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 3/17/2009 | Dr. Dave
    Mexico got tough with the U.S. today, raising tariffs on $2.4 billion in U.S. exports to retaliate for the ending of a pilot program that allowed illegal Mexican day laborers to wait on U.S. curbs for work. President b. Hussein, in his first big trade policy test, immediately wimped out, issuing an executive order that gives a tax break to any American employer who pulls their pickup into the parking lot of a Mexican grocery and flashes five fingers on one hand, then all 10 fingers twice. (Translation: “Five laborers needed, at $20 an hour.”) Tax breaks will be calculated...
  • US may soon make overture to Iran leader

    03/11/2009 12:11:31 PM PDT · by SolidWood · 75 replies · 3,324+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | March 11, 2009 | Farah Stockman
    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is leaning toward making a major diplomatic overture to Iran before the country's presidential elections in June. This initiative could come in the form of a letter from President Obama to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to two senior European diplomats who have met in recent weeks with key State Department officials crafting a new US policy toward Iran. The letter would be aimed at initiating talks over the Iranian nuclear program and Iran's role in neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...
  • President Barack Obama declares America should be ready to talk to the Taliban

    03/08/2009 11:30:23 PM PDT · by FBD · 167 replies · 6,456+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:39PM GMT 08 Mar 2009 | By Ben Farmer in Kabul
    President Obama said the military was not winning the counter insurgency war in Afghanistan as he opened the door for peace negotiations. By persuading Iraqi Sunni insurgents to turn on al-Qaeda extremists, US commanders engineered a sharply drop in violence in Iraq. President Obama said deals similar to those implemented by General David Petraeus in Iraq could be cut in Afghanistan and Pakistan. "If you talk to General Petraeus, I think he would argue that part of the success in Iraq involved reaching out to people that we would consider to be Islamic fundamentalists, but who were willing to work...
  • Newsweek Unveils Newest Cover

    03/02/2009 11:40:19 AM PST · by Baladas · 52 replies · 1,942+ views
    970 WFLA ^ | March 2, 2009 | staff
    In the March 9, 2009 issue of Newsweek (on newsstands Monday, March 2), "Radical Islam is A Fact of Life. How To Live With it" Fareed Zakaria makes the case for why the West needs to adopt a more sophisticated strategy toward Radical Islam. Plus: Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman discuss the country's future in their first foreign media interview since winning in the recent election. Lastly: A review of the latest comic book inspired movie, "Watchmen."
  • That “Loaded Word” (NYT Pleads: "Stop calling Terrorists Terrorists")

    02/26/2009 11:06:07 AM PST · by mojito · 31 replies · 1,223+ views
    Commentary ^ | 2/26/2009 | Eric Trager
    In his latest “Memo from Cairo,” New York Times correspondent Michael Slackman virtually begs the Obama administration to avoid using the word “terrorist” in reference to Hamas and Hezbollah. According to Slackman... calling these groups “terrorists” turns off the Arab world, in which people view Israel as the “real terrorist,” whereas Hamas and Hezbollah are just “trying to liberate their countries.” In turn, intimates Slackman, using a “loaded word” like “terrorist” when describing Hamas or Hezbollah makes peace impossible. Let’s leave aside for a moment that Slackman has managed to pass off his own view on the mind-numbingly dull one-man’s-terrorist-is-another-man’s-freedom-fighter...
  • US Senate Republicans won't delay stimulus:McConnell (with McConnell contact info) Never give in!!

    02/11/2009 4:02:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 182 replies · 8,788+ views
    al Reuters ^ | 2/11/2009
    U.S. Senate Republicans are not planning to try and use procedural maneuvers to delay passage of a proposed $789 billion economic stimulus bill, the party's leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, said on Wednesday. McConnell said there was a widespread feeling in the minority party that they "ought to vote and move on." He spoke after congressional negotiators said they had reached a deal on the massive package of spending and tax cuts to try and rescue the flailing economy.
  • Stop Waving the Bloody Shirt (Another Nat. Review guy wanting to surrender on Ayers)

    10/17/2008 12:20:48 PM PDT · by pissant · 59 replies · 1,705+ views
    NRO ^ | 10/17/08 | Mark Kirkorkian
    I'm with David Frum on this from yesterday: But Obama? McCain’s attack on him is the equivalent of the William McKinley campaign attacking William Jennings Bryan for having kept company with Nathan Bedford Forrest decades after the Civil War. Yes, the old rebel was an unrepentant traitor. Mostly though, he was all washed up. Republicans have been fighting this second American civil war for eleven election cycles now. It’s been a good run! But just as 19th-Century Republicans eventually ran out of Union generals from Ohio, so the modern Republican Party has bumped up against the statute of limitations on...
  • Wolf Blitzer Is No Tim Russert: CNN Waves White Flag For Hillary (essential reading)

    11/18/2007 6:46:18 AM PST · by jdm · 49 replies · 621+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | Nov. 18, 2007 | by Roger Aronoff
    Judging by the reaction to Thursday night's CNN debate, everything seems to be falling into place for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign for president. After flirting with subjecting her to some scrutiny, the media seem to be coming to the conclusion that her nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate is inevitable. The moderator, Wolf Blitzer, let Hillary off the hook on the issue of illegal immigration while luring Hillary's main competitor, Barack Obama, into a Wolf trap, and he stiffed candidate John Edwards on air time during the debate. It was Hillary's moment to shine, which is what CNN intended....
  • Dodd: U.S. Can't Wait on Bush to End War

    05/26/2007 8:53:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies · 1,232+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 26 03:09 PM US/Eastern | PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press Writer
    BARRINGTON, N.H. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd said Saturday the United States cannot afford to wait for President Bush's successor to end the war in Iraq. "We really can't wait another 18 months," the U.S. senator from Connecticut said while campaigning. "We have to have the convictions to stand up to this president." Dodd said the war has been waged "for all the wrong reasons" and that it is eroding both the nation's security and its moral leadership. For those reasons, he said, it was not difficult for him to vote in the Senate against continued funding...
  • Romney: Democrats 'waved a white flag'

    04/28/2007 1:45:40 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 24 replies · 776+ views
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | 04/28/07 | TOM TOLEN
    GREEN OAK TOWNSHIP -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney started a two-day campaign swing through Michigan by accusing Democrats of surrendering in the Iraq war. Romney said the United States must defeat the Islamic jihad movement, and that President Bush will do whatever it takes to protect the American people. "When we're dealing with nations of the world, we stand united,'' Romney said Friday night at the Livingston County Lincoln Day Dinner at the Barnstormer Banquet Center on M-36 in Green Oak Township. Romney also was scheduled to speak at GOP events today in Flint, Saginaw and the Lansing area....
  • Michael Ramirez Cartoon: Harry Reid's White Flag

    04/22/2007 9:25:01 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 44 replies · 5,575+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 23 April 2007 | Michael Ramirez
    Michael Ramirez's latest cartoon commentary on Harry Reid is here.
  • France deploys UAVs to stop IAF flights

    12/10/2006 4:08:08 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 31 replies · 1,236+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | December 10, 2006 | YAAKOV KATZ
    In an effort to put a stop to Israeli overflights in Lebanon, the French Armed Forces has deployed an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) squadron in southern Lebanon to conduct intelligence-gathering missions in place of the IDF. France, a member of UNIFIL, has expressed adamant opposition to IAF overflights in Lebanon. Last month, OC Planning Division Maj.-Gen. Ido Nehushtan traveled to Paris for meetings with senior military officials during which he tried to explain Israel's operational needs. The flights, the IDF claims, are necessary for gathering intelligence and keeping an eye on the Lebanese-Syrian border through which weapons are smuggled to...
  • Democrats, Engaging Bush, Vow Early Action on Iraq

    11/11/2006 4:08:32 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 42 replies · 864+ views
    New York Times Online ^ | November 11, 2006 | By CARL HULSE and THOM SHANKER
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 — Democrats sought on Friday to put their new political power to use in shaping the debate over Iraq, promising stepped-up Congressional oversight of the war and a resolution demanding a schedule for reducing the number of troops there. David Scull for The New York Times President Bush met Friday with the Senate’s incoming majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada. After the meeting, Mr. Reid said Democrats will increase the focus on Iraq when they formally take over in January. After two days in which both sides pledged bipartisanship in the aftermath of the Democratic victory in...