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  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan: America's Worst 'Allies'

    07/28/2016 3:10:20 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    With friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies? Last week we learned that the Saudi government almost certainly played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attack and that our government kept that secret from the public for about fourteen years. A brief history of the coverup is in order here. In 2002, a joint congressional committee investigated the intelligence failures that led to the attack. That committee found suspicious clues that pointed toward Saudi Arabia--an official "ally" of the United States known for exporting radical Wahhabi Islam across the world. In a 28-page summary, the committee detailed the connections between...
  • Clinton's campaign manager: Russia helping Trump

    07/24/2016 6:56:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton's campaign manager is alleging that Russian hackers are leaking Democratic National Committee emails critical of Bernie Sanders in an effort to help Donald Trump win the election in November. It comes on the heels of "changes to the Republican platform to make it more pro-Russian," Robby Mook told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I don't think it's coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here, and I think that's disturbing," he said. The DNC has previously had its files hacked by an individual named "Guccifer 2.0" that may have...
  • NATO allies respond to Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. might not protect them from Russia

    07/21/2016 6:44:45 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2016 | Composters Adam Taylor, Michael Birnbaum
    Donald Trump has long suggested that he takes a skeptical view of the United States' alliances. However, in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday evening, the Republican presidential nominee went further than before, appearing to suggest that the United States should not be required to automatically defend NATO allies if they are attacked. Trump specifically pointed to the Baltic states that sit near Russia's borders and often complain of belligerence from Moscow. He said they would be helped only if they had "fulfilled their obligations to us." For some in those in the Baltic states — Estonia,...
  • PETER HITCHENS: America isn't our special friend. It ruined our Navy, Empire and future

    04/24/2016 6:22:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 170 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    Now will we grasp that the United States is not our friend, but a foreign country whose interests are often different from ours? President Obama's blatant intervention in our internal affairs is not a sudden breach of a soppy 'special relationship'. The USA's only real special relationship is with Saudi Arabia, a 70-year old hard pact of oil, money and power, welded together with such cynicism it out to make up gasp. Barack Obama's open desire for us to stay inside the EU is by no means the first or worst example of White House meddling here in these islands....
  • WaPo: U.S. allies can’t wait for Obama to be gone

    04/19/2016 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Join the club, friends. If you can think back this far, the U.S. populace was down on George W. Bush this time eight years ago in part because he supposedly had alienated our allies by being a go-it-alone cowboy. The remedy for this was to elect the cool guy who gave speeches about how we all have to listen to each other and all that sort of thing. We did find out, did we not, that there is a huge difference between saying something in a speech and actually doing it? Today America’s allies would surely love to have Bush...
  • Erdogan's Turkey Is a Dubious Ally

    12/03/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Turkey often appeals to the West for support, given its longtime membership in NATO. Now, Turkish leadership is in a shouting match with Russia's provocative president, Vladimir Putin, over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet in probable Turkish airspace. Each country has accused the other of helping terrorists in Syria. The problem with Turkey and the West, however, is that their relationship is decades out of date. What was once an alliance is now nothing special at all. Barack Obama used to lecture reluctant Europeans about why they should accept Turkey into the European Union as its first Islamic...
  • Iraqi parliament approves Russian air strikes against ISIL

    10/26/2015 9:50:25 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | October 26, 2015, Monday/ 17:34:04 | TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / ISTANBUL
    Iraqi parliament approves Russian air strikes against ISIL October 26, 2015, Monday/ 17:34:04/ TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / ISTANBUL After weeks of political wrangling, the Iraqi parliament finally agreed to allow Russia to launch air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, paving the way for the involvement of a powerful new combatant in an already complex battleground in a move that will likely incense the US. Russia now has official permission to strike ISIL in Iraq, following the launch of an air campaign to degrade and defeat the militant group in Syria...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now he’s going after Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. It’s a story the U.S. media won’t cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the “fundamental transformation” of Canada by taking down Harper’s government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canada’s Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • Turkish Police Detain Newspaper Editor for 'Insulting Erdogan'

    10/09/2015 9:46:14 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 3 replies
    Naharnet.com ^ | 9 October 2015 | Naharnet Newsdesk
    Turkish police on Friday detained the editor of a leading English-language daily newspaper on suspicion of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a series of tweets. Today's Zaman editor-in-chief Bulent Kenes was detained at the newspaper's offices by plainclothes police who raided the building late in the evening and took him away in a car, the daily said. Samanyolu, a television channel close to the newspaper aired live coverage of his departure in police custody. Hundreds of staff members could be seen crowding round Kenes in solidarity as the police took him away to Istanbul's main Caglayan courthouse. Clutching placards...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 6:54:52 AM PDT · by VinL · 122 replies
    New York ^ | 8/26/15 | Marin Cogan
    Of all of the curiosities this presidential campaign has produced so far, add to the list a joint-candidate rally featuring two of the most polarizing candidates in the GOP. On Thursday, Ted Cruz announced that Donald Trump would join him at the Capitol next month to protest lawmakers supporting the Iranian nuclear deal. “Glad @realdonaldtrump accepted my invitation to rally in DC to stop the catastrophic #IranDeal,” Cruz tweeted from his campaign account. It was the surest sign yet that Cruz's apparent strategy of wooing the controversial candidate — and positioning himself to win over Trump supporters if (or when)...
  • Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen airports as kingdom ponders possible cease-fire for aid

    05/04/2015 10:12:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    foxnews ^ | May 04, 2015
    In the southern city of Aden, more than 150 airstrikes hit the city's airport, witnesses and security officials said. Houthi rebels and their allies are locked in fierce fighting there against forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Monday's airstrikes also hit airports in the city of Hodeida and the capital, Sanaa, witnesses and officials said. They said other airstrikes targeted Yemen's eastern province of Marib and the Houthi stronghold of Saada. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to talk to journalists. Witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity over fear of reprisals. Iranian-allied...
  • Pentagon lawyers discover we don’t have to defend our allies if threatened by Iran

    04/29/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the conclusion of the final round of nuclear negotiations, Iran has been engaging in conspicuous displays of aggression. The U.S. Navy revealed on Tuesday that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards ships intercepted a Maersk cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz that was flying a U.S. flag. The episode happened last week and ended without incident, but it was only revealed to the press after Iranian naval vessels performed a similar act of belligerence on Tuesday. Yesterday, another Maersk container ship, the Tigris, was intercepted by Iranian vessels in international waters, according to the firm. Iranian ships fired over...
  • Secret US memo for Congress...says Britain's 'special relationship' with America is over

    04/12/2015 7:10:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 12 2015 | WILLIAM LOWTHER and GLEN OWEN
    Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the US is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the US agenda’. Dated April 2015 and drawn up to brief the Senate and House of Representatives on the impact of Britain’s General Election, the memo also warns that the UK faces turmoil if there is a hung parliament. The document –...
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    04/10/2015 5:55:17 PM PDT · by AZamericonnie · 282 replies
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  • Kerry: We're There for our Mideast Allies

    04/08/2015 9:49:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    inn ^ | 4/8/15 | Yaakov Levi
    The United States plans to continue its efforts to pursue a nuclear deal with Iran, but will not allow Tehran to run amok and do as it pleases, said Secretary of State John Kerry. If needed, the US will respond forcefully to Iranian efforts to destabilize the Middle East, Kerry said in an interview. "Iran needs to recognize that the United States is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage in overt warfare across lines - international boundaries - in other countries,” Kerry told PBS in an interview Wednesday. The US is “well...
  • How Can Republicans Out-Do Scott Walker’s “Day One” Pledge on the Iran Nuke Deal?

    04/03/2015 8:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | April 3, 2015 | Ed Kilgore
    Here’s a puzzler for you: we all know the next week will feature a competition among the 35 or 52 or however many Republicans are considering a 2016 presidential run as to who can say the most irresponsible things about the multilateral nuclear deal with Iran that just got a big step closer to reality yesterday. But how are they going to outdo Scott Walker’s pledge, initially made last week and then repeated like a terroristic threat, that he’d blow up any such deal on his first day as president? I mean, I guess someone could say they’d shout insults...
  • French Officials: Obama Plans To Make Iran His Key Middle East Ally

    03/31/2015 12:17:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/31/15 | Alex Griswold
    In a shocking accusation, French diplomats told Foreign Policy that they believe the Obama administration plans to replace Saudi Arabia with Iran as the central U.S. ally in the Middle East. (VIDEO: Reporter Grills State Department: Is United States Now A ‘Functional Ally Of Iran?’) “Numerous French diplomats suspect that the United States… is on the verge of profoundly reshaping of [sic] its traditional alliance system in the Middle East,” reporters Joseph Bahout and Benjamin Haddad write, ”moving [to] a system where Iran replaces Saudi Arabia as the central pillar of regional stability.” “The nuclear talks, French diplomats suspect, are...
  • Two Saudi fighter pilots eject over Red Sea, rescued with US help

    03/28/2015 12:08:04 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 6 replies
    arabianbusiness.com ^ | 28 March 2015 | Reuters
    Two Saudi pilots ejected over the Red Sea on Friday after their fighter plane suffered a technical problem and were rescued with US assistance, state media said. "A plane of the F-15S type was stricken by a technical fault yesterday evening over the Red Sea and the two pilots were forced to use their rescue seats," state news agency SPA quoted a defense ministry official saying.
  • Did (Western) Allied troops rape 285,000 German women? [tr ed]

    03/26/2015 8:34:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 26, 2015 | Guy Walters
    There was no doubt that Private Blake W. Mariano of the 191st Tank Battalion was a brave man. As part of the American Army's 45th Infantry Division, he had killed many Germans as he fought through Africa, Italy and southern France, before finally, in March 1945, he and his Sherman tank had crossed the Rhine into Germany. By April 15, 1945, Mariano had been away from his home in New Mexico for nearly three years. A father of three, the 29-year-old was divorced, although he did have a girlfriend in England.
  • Obama exceeds Chamberlain by switching allegiance from ally to enemy

    03/02/2015 5:06:19 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/02/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recognizing that statesmanship was replaced by political expedience long ago There is no comparison between supporting the survival of a nation and defending another nation’s violent intent. One is struggling for its very life, surrounded by enemies on virtually every side. The other is a theocratic foe to western countries, expending every resource on developing methods to destroy the West. In this scenario, why does the Leader of the Free World side with the menace rather than the underdog? We are watching the unraveling of order in the world as the Obama administration turns its back on a tried ally...
  • Scott Walker: Standing with Our Friends, Standing Up to Our Enemies

    03/02/2015 1:50:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 2, 2015 | Scott Walker
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of Congress this week. We should listen closely as he raises legitimate concerns about Iran — giving him and his country the respect worthy of a close ally. Instead, President Obama and some Democrats have chosen to use this visit as a political football. This is exactly what Americans dislike about Washington. Lost amidst the petty squabbling in our nation’s capital over protocol is the simple fact that the U.S.–Israel relationship is in crisis, perhaps the most serious crisis in our history. While implementing policy that rewards Israel’s enemies, the...
  • The Morning After the State Before [turning the page]

    01/22/2015 2:35:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | January 21, 2015 | Mark Steyn
    <p>If they ever put a bullet in your brain I'll complain.</p> <p>Obama's strategy for the rest of the world is to "turn the page" on it. Libya, where he chose to go to war, is now a failed state. Syria, where he drew a red line, has some 200,000 dead. ISIS, which he dismissed as the junior varsity of jihad, controls half of Iraq and Syria and is executing US citizens live on camera and auctioning Japanese hostages for a fifth of a billion dollars. In West Africa, to whom his wife held up a pouty-faced cardboard hastag #BringBackOurGirls, the girls haven't been brought back and Boko Haram are setting up a local variant of an ISIS state. In Iran, where he claimed he'd halted their nuclear program, their stockpile of enriched uranium has increased since his so-called deal. Al-Qaeda, which he said for years was" on the run", has just pulled off a high-profile mass murder in Paris that struck at the heart of a core western value – freedom of speech.</p>
  • Mr. Obama’s half-hearted fight against the Islamic State

    10/26/2014 3:09:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-25-14 | Editorial
    AN UNLIKELY consensus is emerging across the ideological spectrum about the war against the Islamic State: President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and eventually destroy” the terrorist entity is unworkable. It’s not just that, as some administration officials say, more time is needed to accomplish complex tasks such as training Iraqi and Syrian forces. It’s that the military means the president has authorized cannot accomplish his announced aims. As Islamic State forces continue to advance in Iraq’s Anbar province while besieging the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, major weaknesses in the U.S.-led campaign have become apparent. One is a relatively modest...
  • Exclusive: America’s Allies Almost Bombed in Syrian Airstrikes

    09/30/2014 7:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/30/2014 | Josh Rogin
    The White House says it wants to work with Syria’s moderate rebels. But warplanes from the U.S.-led coalition came awfully close to striking one of their HQs. Last week, an airstrike from the American-led coalition nearly hit a command-and-control facility affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the moderate rebels the Obama administration says are America’s “boots on the ground,” according to two opposition leaders. They are asking the Obama administration to please coordinate with them in the future before America bombs its only allies in Syria. Since U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in Syria began on Sept. 22, there has been...
  • Where Have All the Allies Gone?

    09/18/2014 5:30:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The so-called Islamic State has left destruction everywhere that it has gained ground. But as in the case of the tribal Scythians, Vandals, Huns or Mongols of the past, sowing chaos in its wake does not mean that the Islamic State won't continue to seek new targets for its devastation. If unchecked, the Islamic State will turn what is left of the nations of the Middle East into a huge Mogadishu-like tribal wasteland, from the Syrian Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf. And they will happily call the resulting mess a caliphate. It is critical for United States to put together...
  • Who Else, Besides Americans, Are Flying Fighter Jets in Iraq?

    08/08/2014 2:53:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | August 8, 2014 | Michael Kelley
    U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State positions have begun. Fighter jets also bombed Islamic State militants in northwest Iraq on Thursday night. But it's not clear who the pilots were. The Pentagon immediately denied a New York Times report that the U.S. carried out Thursday's strikes. Iraqi military officials told CNN and the Wall Street Journal that the Iraqi Air Force had struck ISIS targets near Erbil, which is the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan and host to hundreds of U.S. military advisers. The Iraqi Air Force is poorly equipped, consisting of several Cessna planes carrying American-supplied Hellfire missiles, some American-...
  • Polish Foreign Minister: We Gave The US A “Bleep” Got Nothing

    06/22/2014 10:26:08 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 6-22-2014 | Ben Smith
    <p>Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, generally viewed as a leading ally of the United States in Europe, said in a mysteriously-leaked recording Sunday that the alliance between the two countries is “not worth anything.”</p> <p>“We are gonna conflict with both Russians and Germans, and we’re going to think that everything is great, because we gave the Americans a blowjob. Suckers. Total suckers,” Sikorski says, according to a translation of the account for BuzzFeed.</p>
  • Hon. TED POE(R-TX) honors one of America's most important allies-the Serbians/6/11/2014

    06/15/2014 8:10:11 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 7 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ted Poe/Congressional Record
    VIDEO: GEN. MIHAILOVICH honored in U.S. Congress June 11, 2014 / Congressman TED POE of Texas - "Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the people of Serbia." / CONGRESSIONAL RECORD Mr. Speaker, since our founding, Americans have always had to fight for the liberty and freedom that we have. Throughout our history, we have had allies from other parts of the world on our side ready to help us, and we have been ready to help them stand together for freedom over tyranny. Today, I want to commemorate one of our most important allies: the...
  • Foreign Policy: From Bad to None

    04/29/2014 2:45:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | April 29, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    ----Our enemies are gloating, and our allies are grimly deciding where to go from here.---- Barack Obama had a foreign policy for about five years, and now he has none. The first-term foreign policy’s assumptions went something like this. Obama was to assure the world that he was not George W. Bush. Whatever the latter was for, Obama was mostly against. Given that Bush had left office with polls similar to Harry Truman’s final numbers, this seemed to Obama a wise political approach. If Bush wanted garrison troops left in Iraq to secure the victory of the surge, Obama would...
  • Ukraine rebels brace for new assault as US troops head to region

    04/23/2014 3:11:31 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 41 replies
    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Pro-Kremlin rebels in Ukraine braced Wednesday for a renewed military offensive by Kiev as US troops headed to region in a show of force after Washington again warned Moscow over the escalating crisis. The United States said it plans to deploy 600 troops to Poland and the Baltic states to "reassure our allies and partners" after threatening Russia with more sanctions. Ukraine's acting president Oleksandr Turchynov late Tuesday ordered a new "anti-terrorist" operation against separatists holding a string of eastern towns after the discovery of two "brutally tortured" bodies. One of the dead was a local...
  • Nationalism, Not NATO, Is Our Great Ally

    04/22/2014 7:00:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    With Vladimir Putin having bloodlessly annexed Crimea and hinting that his army might cross the border to protect the Russians of East Ukraine, Washington is abuzz with talk of dispatching U.S. troops to Eastern Europe. But unless we have lost our minds, we are not going to fight Russia over territory no president ever regarded as vital to us. Indeed, should Putin annex Eastern and Southern Ukraine all the way to Odessa, he would simply be restoring to Russian rule what had belonged to her from Washington's inaugural in 1789 to George H. W. Bush's inaugural in 1989. This is...
  • Russia Returns Lend-Lease WWII Bomber Debris to US

    04/04/2014 7:04:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | April 3, 2014 | Andrei Marmyshev
    KRASNOYARSK, April 3 (RIA Novosti) Andrei Marmyshev - Fragments of a US bomber that crashed near the Russian city Krasnoyarsk in southern Siberia during World War II have been delivered to San Francisco, where they will form part of a memorial commemorating pilots who lost their lives in the war, a historian in Krasnoyarsk told RIA Novosti. "San Francisco is planning to set up a memorial to pilots who died during the Second World War. The fragments of the Boston bomber will also be used," said Lt. Col. Vyacheslav Filippov, an aviation officer and historian. "For example, they are going...
  • Two Canadians killed in Kabul hotel attack

    03/22/2014 5:55:41 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 1 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Kaufmann
    CALGARY — The Calgary woman who was killed by Taliban gunmen in a luxury hotel in Kabul Thursday was devoted to peace and wasn't afraid, her grieving brother said Friday. Zeenab Kassam, 57, one of two Canadians killed in the attack, had been teaching English to girls and boys as an aid group volunteer in Afghanistan's capital city for the past year and a half and didn't express fear, Karim-Aly Kassam said. "This is not about the Afghan people, this is about a small, extreme minority of very dangerous people who've found a home in Afghanistan," Kassam said. "She was...
  • U.S. vows to defend Japan if conflict erupts in East China Sea

    02/08/2014 5:43:28 PM PST · by traumer · 61 replies
    Washington – Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday that the United States would defend Japan against attack, even in conflicts involving islands claimed by China and Taiwan, as tensions continue to boil between the Asian powers. Kerry, who said he would visit China next week, met in Washington with Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and reaffirmed the 1960 treaty that commits the United States to protect its ally. “That includes with respect to the South China Sea,” he said, before correcting himself to say the East China Sea, where China and Japan have conflicting claims. Fears of conflict rose in...
  • Inside the Saudi 9/11 coverup

    12/16/2013 6:05:56 PM PST · by apoliticalone · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12-15-13 | Paul Sperry
    After the 9/11 attacks, the public was told al Qaeda acted alone, with no state sponsors. But the White House never let it see an entire section of Congress’ investigative report on 9/11 dealing with “specific sources of foreign support” for the 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were Saudi nationals. It was kept secret and remains so today. President Bush inexplicably censored 28 full pages of the 800-page report. Text isn’t just blacked-out here and there in this critical-yet-missing middle section. The pages are completely blank, except for dotted lines where an estimated 7,200 words once stood (this story by...
  • Woe to Our Allies America’s new policy of retreat is leaving our friends exposed.

    12/06/2013 8:43:14 AM PST · by Netz · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 5, 2013 | Charles Krauthammer
    Three crises, one president, many bewildered friends. The first crisis, barely noticed here, is Ukraine’s sudden turn away from Europe and back to the Russian embrace. After years of negotiations for a major trading agreement with the European Union, Ukraine succumbed to characteristically blunt and brutal economic threats from Russia and abruptly walked away. Ukraine is instead considering joining the Moscow-centered Customs Union with Russia’s fellow dictatorships Belarus and Kazakhstan. This is no trivial matter. Ukraine is not just the largest country in Europe, it’s the linchpin for Vladimir Putin’s dream of a renewed imperial Russia, hegemonic in its neighborhood...
  • Liberman: It's time for Israel to look for allies other than the United States

    11/20/2013 6:44:28 AM PST · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/20/2013 14:28
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman said Wednesday that Israel should focus on making new allies as opposed to relying solely on its relationship with the United States. During a speech given at the Sderot Conference, Liberman stressed the importance of not putting too much focus on America as Israel's main ally. "For many years Israel's foreign policy was one directional towards Washington, but my policy has many more directions." Liberman, who returned to his post last week after being acquitted of fraud charges, said "the Americans today are dealing with too many challenges and I wouldn't want to be in their...
  • America Jumps Off The Tiger's Back

    11/14/2013 4:02:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States has ridden -- and tamed -- the wild global tiger since the end of World War II. The frantic ride has been dangerous, to us, but a boon to humanity. At the same time, America's leadership role has been misrepresented and misunderstood abroad and at home, including by some of our country's own leaders. Accordingly, our current president, Barack Obama, has decided to climb down from the tiger, with the certain consequence that it will run wild again. The crowning achievement of postwar American policy was the defeat of Soviet communism. After the fall of the Berlin...
  • ‘Snowden testimony would be a disaster’

    11/02/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 213 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11/02/2013 | Gero Schließ
    “It would be a disaster for American-German relations if Snowden came to Germany and publicly testified before the Bundestag.” What Green MP Christian Ströbele ultimately is hoping for after his surprise visit with Edward Snowden in Moscow would be a nightmare for Stephen Szabo of the German Marshall Fund, as well for the Obama administration. The relationship between the two countries is headed towards “a deep, downward spiral,” says Szabo. This must be stopped. If Snowden were to come to Germany with official blessing, the situation would escalate further, warns the long-time Germany expert and vice-president of the German Marshall...
  • Cheney: Mideast Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    cbs local ^ | 10/27/13 | staff
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.” “It’s not the first time...
  • Cheney: Mid East Allies No Longer Trust The US, Enemies ‘Don’t Fear Us’

    10/27/2013 5:13:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | 10/27/13
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it’s healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP “got whipped” in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find “first-class” candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Analysis: Obama's aversion to Mideast conflicts fuels backlash from allies

    10/25/2013 6:54:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/25/13 | Matt Spetalnick
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From Saudi Arabia to Israel, traditional U.S. allies in the Middle East are beginning to ask: Is America turning its back on us? President Barack Obama's diplomatic overtures to old foe Iran and his last-minute refusal to attack Syria have officials in Israel, the Gulf countries and Turkey wondering if Washington is deliberately neglecting them to avoid being dragged into a Middle East facing deeper sectarian strife and concerns that Tehran may be seeking a nuclear bomb. Media reports that the U.S. National Security Agency may have spied on the leaders of Germany, Mexico and Brazil have...
  • BREAKING: NSA Has Been Monitoring Calls of 35 World Leaders

    10/24/2013 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2013 | Heather Ginsberg
    According to The Guardian, the NSA has been monitoring the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an official in another U.S. government department. This has all been revealed in documents provided by Edward Snowden. The memo, given over by the whistleblower, shows that the NSA encourages senior officials in its “customer” departments (meaning White House, Department of State and the Pentagon) to share their rolodexes so that they could add phone numbers of foreign politicians to their surveillance lists. This same document also notes that one official in particular gave over 200 numbers, of...
  • Why can't the community organizer organize a community?

    09/07/2013 11:35:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-7-13 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    As you may recall, much of Senator Obama's message in 2008 was about international coalitions. He mocked President Bush for "going at it alone." I guess that 40-something countries in Iraq was not a big enough coalition. Or, having UK, Canadian and other NATO soldiers take bullets in Afghanistan was not enough either. Today, President Obama stands alone in the world. He can't even get the UK in Syria. He has found some "moral support" but no one is offering airplanes or missiles. President Obama is saying that the world drew a "red line." However, no one seems ready to...
  • Some 3D Photos of World War I from Rare, Vintage Stereo Camera

    07/04/2013 7:30:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 30 replies
    A Nerd's World ^ | circa, WWI | A Nerd's World
    Rare 3D Camera Found Containing Photos from WWI "One cold morning last year, we attended an estate in the Niagara Falls where we were fortunate enough to come across and purchase a rare World War I Richard Verascope stereo camera previously owned by the French Army. The camera is in pristine condition and included the original leather carrying case and glass slides. Each slide is a piece of history in photographic form and I get shivers every time I place a glass slide into the 3D stereo viewer. Only at A Nerd’s World 986 Bathurst street can you see the...
  • Congrats President Nobel: Obama Allies Behead Catholic Priest In Syria

    07/01/2013 6:08:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2013 | John Ransom
    Obama’s war on the Christian religion, particularly the Catholic variety, has claimed another casualty in the Middle East. The Vatican confirmed that “Syrian priest François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria, in the convent of the Custody of the Holy Land where he had taken refuge.… According to local sources, the monastery where Fr. Murad was staying was attacked by militants linked to the jihadi group Jabhat al-Nusra.” A graphic video of unknown origin- linked below- shows a crowd of Islamic militants gathered in a circle around three men kneeling on the ground. Many of the onlookers were...
  • VINTAGE PHOTO: Donkey Riding On The Back Of WWII G.I.

    06/03/2013 7:04:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Retronuat ^ | 1940s | Retronaut
    c. 1940s: Military donkey ride
  • Obama's Blink on Syria Could Bring Peril to Allies

    05/02/2013 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Michael Barone
    "We're eyeball to eyeball, and I think the other fellow just blinked," Secretary of State Dean Rusk famously said during the Cuban missile crisis. Barack Obama has been doing a lot of blinking lately. On Syria especially. "There would be enormous consequences if we start seeing movements on the chemical weapons front or the use of chemical weapons," he said back in August 2012. Chemical weapons were a "red line." Presumably the president hoped that his statement would deter Bashar Assad's embattled regime from using chemical weapons. And presumably he hoped that his demand in 2011 for Assad to relinquish...
  • White House snub to Thatcher: Obama won´t send envoy - and leaves it to her old allies from the

    04/15/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/15/13 | James Chapman
    Friends and allies of Baroness Thatcher expressed ‘surprise and disappointment’ last night as it emerged President Obama is not planning to send any serving member of his administration to her funeral. Whitehall sources have revealed that the U.S. delegation at tomorrow’s service in St Paul’s Cathedral will be led by two Reagan era secretaries of state: James Baker and George Shultz. Though President Obama himself had not been expected to attend, there had been speculation that he would be represented either by Vice President Joe Biden or wife Michelle. The Queen’s decision to attend
  • Netanyahu, allies narrowly cling to victory in Israeli election

    01/22/2013 6:40:59 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2013 | AP
    JERUSALEM – In a stunning setback, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line bloc fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Tuesday, exit polls showed, possibly forcing the incumbent Israeli leader to invite surprisingly strong moderate rivals into his government and soften his line toward the Palestinians. TV exit polls showed the hard-liners with about 61 seats in the 120-seat parliament, a bare majority, and the counts could change as actual votes are tallied. The unofficial TV results had Netanyahu winning only 31 seats, though he combined his Likud Party with the far-right Yisrael Beitenu for the voting. Running separately four...