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  • Arab Democracy's Failure Eludes So-Called Experts

    11/17/2016 7:17:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 17, 2016 | Andrew E. Harrod
    Given American policymakers' ignorance of Islam, "I am just worried about people like me running around with big theories trying to set foreign policy," stated famed intellectual historian Francis Fukuyama in Washington, D.C. His confession occurred at "Democracy in the Arab World: The Obama Legacy and Beyond," a recent conference that did little to alleviate the knowledge deficit among hackneyed Islamism apologists. Fukuyama's luncheon address at the downtown JW Marriot luxury hotel focused on the cultural factors that aided the development of modern societies. While China benefited from the appearance 2,300 years ago of the "first modern, relatively impersonal state,"...
  • Death of Muammar Gaddafi 20october 2011

    10/20/2016 12:00:17 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 33 replies
    It is unclear if NATO aircraft were involved in helping secure Gaddafi's capture by Libyan forces on the ground. A group of rebels approached the pipe where Gaddafi was hiding and ordered him to come out, which he did, albeit slowly. He was then dragged up to his feet as rebels shouted "Muammar, Muammar!" Gaddafi was killed shortly afterwards. There are conflicting reports; according to one report, Gaddafi said "Please don't shoot!" prior to being shot, and when questioned by Misratan rebel fighters about the damage done to Misrata by his forces, denied any involvement, and begged his captors not...
  • Video: State Dept. Spokesperson Stuck to Her Lines… Until She Thought Her Mic Was Off

    12/04/2014 6:02:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | december 4, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    U.S. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki was seemingly caught on a hot mic calling one of her prepared statements on one of America’s policies on Egypt “ridiculous” following a press conference. When reporters, including the Associated Press’ Matt Lee, pressed her to comment on the acquittal of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, she provided a pre-written response. “Generally, we continue to believe that upholding impartial standards of accountability will advance the political consensus on which Egypt’s long-term stability and economic growth depends,” she said. “But beyond that, I would refer you to the Egyptian government.” She refused to say anything...
  • Egypt sentences 683 to death in another mass trial

    04/28/2014 6:16:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    charlotteobserver.com ^ | MAGGIE MICHAEL and MAMDOUH THABET
    Among those convicted and sentenced to death on Monday was Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's spiritual guide. If his sentence is confirmed, it would make him the most senior Brotherhood figure sentenced to death since one of the group's leading ideologues, Sayed Qutb, was sentenced and executed in 1966. In announcing the 683 death sentences for violence and the killing of policemen, Judge Said Youssef on Monday also said he was referring his ruling to the Grand Mufti, the nation's top Islamic official — a requirement under Egyptian law, but one that is considered a formality. It does, however, give a...
  • U.S.-Approved Arms for Libya Rebels Fell Into Jihadis’ Hands

    12/05/2012 2:44:51 PM PST · by mojito · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/5/2012 | JAMES RISEN, MARK MAZZETTI and MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT
    The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats. No evidence has emerged linking the weapons provided by the Qataris during the uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi to the attack that killed four Americans at the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, in September. But in the months before, the Obama administration clearly was worried about the consequences of its hidden hand...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary Sponsored Arab Spring To Destabilise Middle East (Clinton, the Pro-War Candidate)

    09/27/2016 11:23:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    NWOREPORT ^ | September 26, 2016 | NWO Report
    WikiLeaks: Hillary Sponsored Arab Spring To Destabilise Middle East September 26, 2016Nwo ReportLeave a commentGo to comments WikiLeaks has released a memo proving that Hillary Clinton sponsored the Arab Spring whilst serving as Secretary of State in order to destabilize the Middle East. Hillary secretly pursued a controversial program that encouraged activists to violently protest for regime change in various countries across the Middle East, according to a memo that Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent to her boss. “I’m giving you credit for inspiring the ‘peaceful’ protests,” Abedin told Hillary via email. Breitbart.com reports: The United States government is believed...
  • Aleppo has become a 'ghost city'

    09/26/2016 8:00:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | September 26, 2016 | James Masters and Mohammad Eyad Kourdi
    Everyone is waiting for a way out of Aleppo, says 28-year-old Monther Etaky, a graphic designer who lives there. "The city is now a ghost city," the father of a two-month-old boy tells CNN. "There are only ambulances and fire trucks around and over the past three days the shelling has been horrible. "Usually I get used to the barrel bombs and I could sleep normally -- but now I can't -- the new missiles are so loud and horrifying."
  • Confirmed: Obama Bundler Caught Working with al Qaeda Linked Group

    01/10/2014 11:41:38 AM PST · by kristinn · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, January 10, 2014 | Kristinn Taylor
    Obama bundler Jodie Evans, far left, protests in Yemen with al Qaeda tied group al Karama, June 17, 2013. Photo via al Karama. Obama bundler Jodie Evans and Code Pink, the leftist group she co-leads, have been found to be working with a group whose leaders have recently been declared terrorists and al Qaeda supporters by the Treasury Department. This is not the first time the Democratic Party allied group has been caught in bed with terrorists. As this writer has reported over the years, Code Pink works with terrorists, state sponsors of terrorists, the Democratic Party and President Barack...
  • Hillary Clinton Sponsored Secretive Arab Spring Program that Destabilized Middle East

    09/24/2016 5:18:31 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Sep 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The U.S. State Department under the leadership of Secretary Hillary Clinton continued a program to embolden foreign, revolutionary, social media activists to agitate for regime change in various parts of the world. The program arguably had major, detrimental consequences for the trajectory of the Middle East. Recent leaks show a memo that top Clinton aide Huma Abedin sent to her boss stating, “I’m giving you credit for inspiring the ‘peaceful’ protests,” with regard to Egypt, with quotation marks around the word “peaceful.” The United States government is believed to have utilized a program called the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit,...
  • ‘Inside help’ behind deadly Niger terror attack

    05/27/2013 11:59:41 AM PDT · by csvset · 22 replies
    France24 ^ | 27/05/2013 | Staff
    Days after a deadly suicide attack at a French-run uranium mine in Niger, a FRANCE 24 team that was given access to the high security site found evidence that the assailants had meticulously studied their target and likely received inside help. The explosives-packed car that rammed a grinding unit at a uranium mine in Arlit, a remote town in northern Niger, last week is in tatters. The shell of the car’s transmission system stands upright in the rubble, while the twisted frame was flung about ten meters away. Days after suicide bombers attacked a uranium mine in this West African...
  • 2005 Flashback: Condoleeza Rice Calls for Freedom and Democracy in Egypt (Moral Clarity Alert)

    01/29/2011 8:56:07 PM PST · by GVnana · 2 replies
    BigGovernment ^ | 1/29/2010
    Here is former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice demonstrating what real moral clarity sounds like at a speech at the American University in Cairo in June 2005. Watch:
  • Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns: Western Politicians and Media Mislead World on Middle East

    08/02/2016 1:03:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NC Register ^ | August 1, 2016 | VICTOR GAETAN
    ROME — Imagine a five-star general, under assault, with no weapons of defense — except faith. Think of an Old Testament prophet living today, describing the evil destroying his community — but few listen. That general or prophet is the fierce and noble leader of the Syriac Catholic Church of Antioch, Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, age 71, whose Church comprises some 200,000 souls worldwide. snip According to the patriarch, fundamental errors in Syria came from Western politicians insisting that democracy can be exported, when it can’t; from Western media describing an “Arab Spring” style opposition movement and the existence...
  • Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results

    07/28/2016 6:06:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | JULY 28, 2016 | KAREEM FAHIM
    Afghans Go to Syria to Fight for Its Government, and Anguish Results By KAREEM FAHIM JULY 28, 2016 HERAT, Afghanistan — One woman here in the western Afghan city of Herat said she had begged her son not to go fight in the Syrian war, but he charged off anyway, leaving a wife and three children behind. A man overhearing her story came over to say that his son had left two months ago, and since then the family has been desperate for news about him. Another woman, Khadija, whose son Hassan had joined Afghan brigades fighting alongside the Syrian...
  • Analysis: Turkey's Erdogan Shattered Even If His Regime Survives

    07/16/2016 4:09:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 110 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 16 , 2016 | Aaron Klein
    Turkey is in chaos and the future does not bode well for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his allies regardless of whether Erdogan can wrest control from an army group that announced on Friday it has taken over the country.
  • Islam, Revolution, and Black Lives Matter

    07/14/2016 11:02:46 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 20 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/14/2016 | Christine Williams
    The alliance between jihadists and the opportunistic, violent movement Black Lives Matter has already been addressed on Jihad Watch, and the role of the Nation of Islam was discussed. Jihadists — violent and stealth — will use any and every opportunity to gain ground. They are particularly “good” at soliciting and manipulating angry youth – from every class and race – who are misfits or underdogs looking for a sense of purpose and personal power. The victimology narrative is a prerequisite for joining the ranks of jihadists, and look which group is featured below promoting Black Lives Matter: the unindicted...
  • Ex-Mujahedeen Help Lead Libyan Rebels (Gitmo detainee)

    04/02/2011 4:45:38 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | APRIL 2, 2011 | CHARLES LEVINSON
    DARNA, Libya—Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city's military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi... Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna... Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden's holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan,...
  • US Capitol on Lockdown; Everyone Asked to Shelter in Place

    The U.S. Capitol building is on lockdown Friday morning out of an abundance of caution due to police activity. Everyone is being asked to shelter in place as police search for a woman inside the Capitol. No one is permitted to enter or exit until directed by U.S. Capitol Police. People inside have been told to close, lock and stay away from external doors and windows, and to silence mobile phones. Those inside should move to their office's assigned shelter-in-place location or the innermost part of the office, away from external doors or windows. Those not near their offices should...
  • C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say

    06/27/2016 12:33:15 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | MARK MAZZETTI and ALI YOUNES
    Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Some of the stolen weapons were used in a shooting in November that killed two Americans and three others at a police training facility in Amman, F.B.I. officials believe after months of investigating the attack. The Jordanian officers who were part of the scheme reaped a windfall from the weapons sales. The training program, which in 2013 began directly arming the...
  • With Ben Rhodes, White House Troika becomes a Quartet

    05/14/2016 6:42:51 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 14 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | May 14, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    It has been the longstanding belief of these authors that Obama’s White House, especially its foreign policy penchant for supporting jihadis (both Sunni and Shiite), is run by a troika. The front man of the troika is obviously Barack Hussein Obama, who uses his position as President of the United States of America to cajole the U.S. and the rest of the world to accept terrorists as politically legitimate players. Obama’s deputy, and often his mouthpiece, is Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry is indirectly related through his daughter’s marriage to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif. The brains of...
  • ‘You can’t find this in any other country’

    03/24/2009 5:48:59 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 422+ views
    The National ^ | March 25. 2009 | John Thorne
    ERRIADH, TUNISIA // In 586BC the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar laid waste to Jerusalem, inadvertently sowing seeds for a Jewish haven across the sea that has outlived his realm by 25 centuries and counting. Legend tells that refugees fled to the Tunisian island of Djerba, carrying a block from the ruined Temple of Solomon. Today it lies beneath the El Ghriba synagogue, the cornerstone of a thriving Jewish community. And after decades of Jewish exodus from Arab countries, that community is growing. For western holidaymakers, Djerba is a strip of lavish resorts along a sandy Mediterranean coast. For Tunisians, it also...
  • Netanyahu: We threatened to send troops to Cairo

    05/10/2016 11:07:40 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10 May 2016 | David Rosenberg
    Israeli threats, not Obama's entreaties, saved embassy staff in Cairo during 2011 crisis. Speaking at a Foreign Ministry ceremony on the eve of Yom HaZikaron, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed that Israel had threatened Egypt during the 2011 Cairo embassy crisis. During the event on Tuesday, held to honor the memory of 16 Foreign Service members who were killed in the line of duty overseas, Netanyahu emphasized that Israel was willing to go anywhere and take any action to protect the lives of its servicemen and women. The Prime Minister noted that during the siege of Israel’s embassy in Cairo...
  • White House: Blame to share for failed Libya aftermath

    04/11/2016 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 3:22 PM EDT | Josh Lederman and Kathleen Hennessey
    The White House sought Monday to share the blame for the failed aftermath of the 2011 intervention in Libya, arguing the U.S. and its NATO allies asked too few questions about what would follow after dictator Moammar Gadhafi was toppled. A day after President Barack Obama called that failure the worst mistake of his presidency, the White House said Obama believed more should have been done to fill the power vacuum. Although the U.S. played a leading role in that effort, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Obama’s regrets extended to what “the United States and the rest of the...
  • US arms shipment to Syrian rebels detailed

    04/09/2016 8:59:04 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Jane's ^ | Apr 7, 2016 | Jeremy Binnie and Neil Gibson
    Documents released by the US government's Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website have provided an indication of the types and numbers of Eastern European weapons and ammunition the United States is providing to Syrian rebel groups as part of a programme that continues despite the widely respected ceasefire in that country.
  • 800% Increase in Terror Related Deaths In Last 5 Years

    03/30/2016 1:41:49 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 14 replies
    A dramatic spike in fatal terrorist attacks by radical Islamists is likely to grow worse, and spread to more parts of the globe, during the next two years. Those are among the Investigative Project on Terrorism's conclusions after a detailed examination of trends in global terrorism.
  • Clinton email reveals: Google sought overthrow of Syria's Assad

    03/20/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 77 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 3/19/16 | RUDY TAKALA
    Google in 2012 sought to help insurgents overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to State Department emails receiving fresh scrutiny this week. Messages between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's team and one of the company's executives detailed the plan for Google to get involved in the region. "Please keep close hold, but my team is planning to launch a tool ... that will publicly track and map the defections in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from," Jared Cohen, the head of what was then the company's "Google Ideas" division, wrote in a July 2012...
  • Obama Just Tried To Blame Middle East Turmoil On Netanyahu… One BIG Problem

    03/11/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 11, 2016 | Yochanan Visser
    Obama became annoyed... President Obama’s favorite journalist Jeffrey Goldberg made headlines in Israel when The Atlantic published his latest article about the President. In his lengthy piece titled “The Obama Doctrine,” Goldberg gave an overview of Obama’s foreign policy and discussed the President’s disillusionment with the attempts to change the Middle East for the better. Yes, Obama really thought that his policies in this problematic region would bring a positive change when he entered the White House at the beginning of 2008. “This is the moment we must help answer the call for a new dawn in the Middle East,”...
  • Iran fires ballistic missiles, testing U.N. resolution

    03/08/2016 11:50:11 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 8, 2016 | By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin
    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards test-fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, state television said, challenging a UN resolution and drawing a threat of a diplomatic response from the United States. Two months ago, Washington imposed sanctions against businesses and individuals linked to Iran's missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015. U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Boner said Washington would review the incident and, if it is confirmed, raise it in the U.N. Security Council and press for an "appropriate response".
  • The amazing, reappearing Benghazi documents ( Sharyl Attkisson )

    02/28/2016 2:40:07 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | February 26, 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It only took 3-1/2 years but the State Department has turned over new, previously undisclosed documents to the House Benghazi Committee. No word as to what’s contained in them. According to a committee spokesman, the documents come from the office of the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In a court filing, the State Department reportedly said it only recently discovered the documents. Benghazi “document-sifting” sounds familiar to career public servant. The Clintons have been involved in numerous missing document scandals over the decades. A former State Department official under Hillary Clinton says he witnessed a “document sorting” session being...
  • State Department Turns Over 1,600 Newly-Discovered Clinton Documents to Benghazi Committee

    02/26/2016 4:39:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/26/16 | Alana Goodman
    The State Department turned over 1,600 pages of previously undisclosed documents related to Hillary Clinton and Libya to the House Benghazi committee on Friday, a month after it revealed the existence of the documents in an unrelated court case. The House Select Committee on Benghazi announced it received the records on Friday, adding that the State Department has yet to fully comply with document requests the committee made nearly a year ago. “Today the State Department turned over more than 1,600 pages of new documents related to former Secretary Clinton and Libya,” the committee said. “The State [Department] claimed in...
  • Clinton Wins Nevada Caucus

    02/20/2016 2:20:14 PM PST · by NRx · 140 replies
    NBC ^ | 02-20-2016 | NBC News
    NBC is calling it for Clinton.
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?
  • CIA director: The Middle East is the worst it's been in 50 years with 'unprecedented' bloodshed

    02/11/2016 12:21:42 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2-10-2016 | Pamela Engel
    John Brennan, the CIA director, told a Senate committee Tuesday that the violence and instability in the Middle East was the worst it had been in 50 years, painting a dire picture of a region he said was facing "unprecedented" bloodshed. Brennan spoke at the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual worldwide-threats hearing, emphasizing the threats the US faces as the Middle East devolves further into chaos. "The Middle East right now I think is racked by more instability and violence and inter-state conflict than we've seen certainly in the past 50 years," Brennan said. "And the amount of bloodshed and humanitarian...
  • “Ghost Sniper” Has ISIS Running Like Little Girls. He is Dropping Jihadi Bodies Like Flies

    01/31/2016 8:08:05 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    A mysterious sniper in Libya, known only as the “Daesh Hunter,” has been popping off ISIS baddies left and right. He has managed to kill 3 ISIS leaders in a mere 10 days. The sniper has been successfully racking up a huge body count in the Libyan city of Sirte, captured by ISIS last year. Unconfirmed social media reports that ISIS is now desperately scouring the city for the legendary “Daesh Hunter,” but to no avail. The mysterious sharp-shooters 3 biggest kills have been so far: Hamad Abdel Hady, an official in the Islamic State’s shariah court, was the first...
  • Kerry: Syria conflict the worst since World War II

    01/31/2016 11:06:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2016
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called the nearly five-year Syria conflict that has killed 250,000, wounded more than a million and displaced millions as an "unfolding humanitarian catastrophe unmatched since World War II."
  • 'I Wish I Could Die': Meeting the Man Who Helped Trigger the Arab Spring

    01/21/2016 10:43:02 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 26 replies
    SPIEGEL ONLINE ^ | January 21, 2016 | Clemens Höges
    Hosni Kaliya pulls a cigarette out his pack with his mouth. When he poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire, most of his right hand was consumed by the flames and all that remains is a stump without fingers. He still has four fingers on his left hand, but they jut out like claws, burned, stiff and contorted. His fingernails are curled. He wears black wool gloves with the fingertips cut off, so that they won't dangle emptily. A knit cap protects Kaliya's head, where his hair was burned off, and his unusually small ears. But the...
  • Tunisia holds emergency cabinet meeting over unrest

    01/23/2016 4:45:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    .dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/23/2016 | afp
    Tunisia's Prime Minister Habib Essid held an emergency cabinet meeting Saturday, after authorities declared a nighttime curfew nationwide following the worst outbreak of social unrest since the 2011 revolution. Five years after the ouster of longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, street demonstrations against unemployment and poverty have again shaken the North African nation. Anger erupted over the death on January 16 of Ridha Yahyaoui, a 28-year-old unemployed man who was electrocuted when he climbed a power pole while protesting in the central town of Kasserine. The unrest spread around the country, including to Tunis where shops were burnt...
  • ElBaradei to become Egyptian PM

    07/06/2013 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 July 2013 | Last updated at 13:09 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei is to be named prime minister, the BBC understands. Mena state news agency says he is meeting interim President Adly Mahmud Mansour, three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. …
  • BO Appoints Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Special Assistant For Middle East, N Africa & Gulf Region

    03/17/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/14/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The White House has appointed pro-Muslim Brotherhood Robert Malley as a new special assistant to President Barack Obama. As if this is not bad enough, Malley is in charge to cover the whole kitten caboodle: The Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. This appointment happens to be at the same time that Erdogan of Turkey and Qatar had a millstone breakthrough in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood by gaining special provisions for the Islamist organization in Saudi Arabia and the Arab gulf. Malley, who now works as Senior Director of National Security Council of the White House (NSC) on...
  • Clinton To Congress: Obama Would Ignore Your War Resolutions

    Update: Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who asked Clinton about the War Powers Act during a classified briefing, said Clinton and the administration are sidestepping the measure's provisions giving Congress the ability to put a 60-day time limit on any military action. "They are not committed to following the important part of the War Powers Act," he told TPM in a phone interview. "She said they are certainly willing to send reports [to us] and if they issue a press release, they'll send that to us too." The White House would forge ahead with military action in Libya even if Congress...
  • Iraqi city of Ramadi, once home to 500,000, lies in ruins

    01/17/2016 8:59:26 PM PST · by IDontLikeToPayTaxes · 27 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | January 17, 2016 | AP
    RAMADI, Iraq - So complete was the destruction of Ramadi that a local reporter who had visited the city many times hardly recognized it. "Honestly, this is the main street," Amaj Hamid, a member of Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces, told the TV crew as they entered from the southwest. He swerved to avoid the aftermath of months of fighting: rubble, overturned cars and piles of twisted metal. Airstrikes and homemade bombs laid by the Islamic State group had shredded the poured-concrete walls and ceilings of the houses and shops along the road.
  • In graduate thesis, John Brennan argued for government censorship: ‘Too much freedom is possible’

    01/23/2013 9:17:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/13 | Charles C. Johnson
    In his 1980 graduate thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, John Brennan denied the existence of “absolute human rights” and argued in favor of censorship on the part of the Egyptian dictatorship. “Since the press can play such an influential role in determining the perceptions of the masses, I am in favor of some degree of government censorship,” Brennan wrote. “Inflamatory [sic] articles can provoke mass opposition and possible violence, especially in developing political systems.” Brennan serves as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor. Obama has nominated him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • Clinton received plan to secretly galvanize Palestinian protests

    01/11/2016 7:31:01 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | January 12, 2016 | By Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON--A former top US diplomat suggested Washington foment Arab Spring-style Palestinian protests as a method of pushing the Israeli leadership into making moves, a new batch of emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton shows. On December 18, 2011, Thomas Pickering, a former US ambassador to Israel who also served as undersecretary of state for political affairs under former president Bill Clinton, emailed Clinton a recommendation to spark Palestinian demonstrations, led by female protesters, to push Jerusalem into talks. Upon receiving the message, Clinton asked an aide to print it out. Without detailing how the US would spark these...
  • ISLAMISTS WITH SUICIDE BELTS Open Fire on Tourist Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt

    01/08/2016 11:25:57 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    ISLAMISTS WITH SUICIDE BELTS Open Fire on Tourist Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
  • Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    05/14/2011 9:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2011 | MARK MAZZETTI and EMILY B. HAGER
    Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, has a new project. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand. The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million...
  • Has al-Qaeda taken over a secret US base in Libya?

    04/23/2014 7:38:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When losing ground in a war, it’s not unusual to see an enemy make use of one’s facilities and equipment. The report from Eli Lake at the Daily Beast only surprises because the US has insisted that we are not losing ground in the war against al-Qaeda, and still insists that the decapitation of the Moammar Qaddafi regime was sound policy: A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media...
  • A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority

    03/01/2011 11:49:43 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 03/02/2011 | THE MEIR AMIT INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORM
    Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, who preached in Tahrir Square 10 days ago, loathes Israel, justifies suicide bombings against its civilians. 1. Sheikh Dr. Yusuf Abdallah al-Qaradawi is a central figure affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood. He was expelled from Egypt and found refuge in Qatar, operating from there throughout the Muslim world. 2. Many consider him the supreme religious and ideological authority for the Muslim Brotherhood, although he is not officially its leader. (In the past, he refused to accept the title of the Muslim Brotherhood’s General Guide). He is influential in Egypt and considered one of the most important Sunni...
  • Directive 11: Obama's Secret Islamist Plan

    12/20/2015 8:41:50 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Jun 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on “Preventing Mass Atrocities” from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Attack the 'Neocons'

    12/17/2015 8:00:14 AM PST · by Isara · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 16, 2015 | David P. Goldman
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