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  • Trump: Bringing Syrian refugees to U.S. could result in military coup

    10/04/2015 6:18:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/04/2015 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump said Saturday that bringing Syrian refugees to the U.S. could result in "one of the great military coups of all time." "This could be one of the great military coups of all time if they send them to our country -- young, strong people and they turn out to be ISIS," he told Fox News' Eric Bolling. "Now, probably that won't happen, but some of them definitely in my opinion will be ISIS." Trump said later Saturday that bringing in more refugees could have long-term effects. "This could be the ultimate Trojan horse. This one could be...
  • Most Saudi Royals favor coup

    10/02/2015 8:35:54 AM PDT · by mad puppy · 23 replies
    PressTV ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | PressTV
    “It is best for the country for King Salman to step down as well. We cannot take sick people in top leadership,” the grandson of Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, the state’s founder, told Britain's The Times daily. He also said that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Nayef and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman would "have to be punished and thrown out.”
  • The Marxist Pope Comes To America

    09/28/2015 6:52:04 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 9-28-2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Pope Francis came to America this past week with great fanfare. Thousands lined up for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see and get near him. I have written on this Pope previously and my firm belief is that he is a Marxist. With all that I have seen and documented, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the case. The Pope embodies all the sought for goals of the Left and he delivers them wrapped in religion and piety. The Pope has blamed the evils of this world on capitalism and greed. He has used that as a...

    09/27/2015 6:17:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 134 replies
    Powerline ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 | STEVEN HAYWARD
    One thing that that has puzzled a lot of people since the selection of Pope Francis two years ago is how a left-leaning Pope could succeed two very serious conservative Popes—John Paul II and Benedict XVI—who you would have thought had stacked the ranks of the Cardinals with clergy that would perpetuate their theological and philosophical outlook. Was Benedict hounded out of office by some kind of internal Vatican scandal perhaps? Was there some ecclesiastical version of a coup?There’s no evidence that I’m aware of—until now. Three days ago the National Catholic Register ran a very curious article about...
  • Stunning Adminssion:Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PB

    09/25/2015 12:53:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/25/15 | Tantumblogo
    "STUNNING ADMISSION: Hyper-Progressive Cardinal Danneels Admits Being in Mafia Dedicated to Unseat PBXVI" Pride goeth before the fall. The modernists are apparently feeling very powerful and secure, because they are starting to open their mouths and crow about both their opposition to Pope Benedict XVI, dropping hints they played a role in his abdication, as well as quite possibly illicitly organizing to elect Pope Francis. Further serious concerns are being raised about Cardinal Godfried Danneels, one of the papal delegates chosen to attend the upcoming Ordinary Synod on the Family, after the archbishop emeritus of Brussels confessed this week to...
  • Burkina Faso presidential guard detains cabinet - military sources (Coup)

    09/16/2015 11:49:26 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 16 replies
    Reuters Africa ^ | 9-16-2015 | Reuters Africa
    Soldiers from Burkina Faso's powerful presidential guard interrupted a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and detained the ministers, the prime minister and interim President Michel Kafando, military sources said. The move came two days after a commission charged with drafting reforms for Burkina Faso's transitional government proposed dismantling the elite unit. The presidential guard, known as the RSP, was a key pillar of President Blaise Compaore's regime before he was toppled by demonstrations in October after 27 years in power. "It is the whole of the government, including the prime minister and the president, taken by a group of soldiers from...
  • One Third of Americans Would Be Fine with the Military taking over - (Martial Law conditioning?)

    09/12/2015 6:09:27 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 74 replies
    yahoo ^ | 09/12/2015 | yahoo
    One Third of Americans Would Be Fine with the Military taking over. See story for details
  • Could a coup really happen in the United States?

    09/10/2015 1:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 135 replies
    YouGov ^ | September 9, 2015 | Peter Moore
    43% of Republicans could imagine supporting a military coup in the United States. A law professor at West Point was forced to hastily resign after it emerged that he had authored a number of controversial articles. In one he suggested that legal scholars defending the rights of suspected terrorists could be considered legitimate military targets, while in another he examined a potential military coup in the United States, arguing that officers may have a duty to sieze control of the federal government if the federal government acted against the interest of the country. The United States military has long...
  • Possible Troop Movements in China?

    08/25/2015 12:34:19 PM PDT · by RinaseaofDs · 62 replies ^ | 8/25/2015 | RinaseaofDs
    Watching the end of the trading day on Fox Biz when the market dropped from 300 to 103 in two minutes. Trader told Liz Claman that the rumor is going around the trading floor that there may be a coup underway in China, and troop movements are being reported in Beijing. It was funny watching a trader hand news to a journalist. Claman was caught flat-footed. Fox hasn't done anything about the rumor in the five minutes it was reported. Nothing on Drudge about China yet.
  • Influential people worldwide wrote Clinton on her personal email address

    08/14/2015 8:38:27 PM PDT · by Mariner · 22 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | August 14th, 2015 | By Anita Kumar and Corinne Kennedy
    WASHINGTON Some 90 people, including lobbyists for foreign governments, lawmakers, top Obama aides and State Department employees, communicated directly with Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state using her personal email address, according to a McClatchy review of thousands of her recently released emails. Many people said they were surprised when it was revealed in the spring that Clinton relied on a private email account on a private server in her Chappaqua, N.Y., home to conduct official business during her four years as Obama’s secretary of state. But the review of emails shows influential people in Washington and...
  • Greeks Face 'Humiliating' Demands As Twitter Says #ThisIsACoup (EU Demands "Banker Dictatorship"?)

    07/12/2015 8:41:53 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    TeleSur ^ | 6-12-2015 | Telesur
    As European Union leaders push Greece for more austerity reforms, Athens enters political crisis and social media erupts in response. A two-day emergency meeting on Greece’s economic future ended Sunday with strict conditions from the European Union, including contentious austerity reforms, if it wants a new bailout and keep the euro. To meet the conditions for fresh aid packages and a third bailout that Greece needs to avoid bankruptcy, European finance ministers want Greece to pass a series of austerity measures--including tax and pension reforms-- through Parliament and put them into law by Wednesday. Greece will also have to lose...
  • Mark Levin: 'We’ve Had a Silent Coup in This Country'

    07/10/2015 7:43:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    cnsnews ^ | July 9, 2015 | Emily Richards
    Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that “we’ve had a silent coup in this country” with the Obama administration taking over healthcare, targeting the suburbs, and nationalizing the local police. “His government doesn’t have the authority to do any of these things, but he does it,” Levin said on his July 8 broadcast. “Well, if that’s not martial law, what the hell is? We’ve had a silent coup in this country.”Here is a transcript of what Levin said: “So, Obama’s pushing the ‘browning of America,’ not my phrase, theirs, ‘with open amnesty.’ Even if it means murderers,...
  • Ret. General Drops Bombshell: Obama Should Be Arrested For This ‘Treasonous Activity’

    06/23/2015 12:02:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | June 23, 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul E. Vallely stated recently during a radio interview that President Obama should be “arrested for treasonous activities.” Vallely, while a guest on the Real Side radio program earlier this month, stated above anything else that Obama should be held accountable for his sympathies for the Muslim Brotherhood in particular and his actions regarding the Benghazi tragedy. The retired general said one group that should hold the president’s feet to the fire are high-ranking members of the military. The program’s host, Joe Messina, asked whether Obama would just replace those military leaders with others who agree with...
  • Celebrations erupt in Burundi amid coup reports

    05/13/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 17 replies
    Al Jezeera ^ | 5-13-2015 | AL Jezeera
    Celebrations have broken out in Burundi's capital Bujumbura over reports of a coup against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The developments came after an army officer reportedly announced on Wednesday that Nkurunziza and his government had been dismissed. Major-General Godefroid Niyombare, who was fired by Nkurunziza as intelligence chief in February, made the announcement at a military barracks, reports said. He was surrounded by several other senior officers from the army and police, Reuters news agency reported. "Regarding President Nkurunziza's arrogance and defiance of the international community which advised him to respect the constitution and Arusha peace agreement, the...

    03/24/2015 9:12:17 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 24, 2015 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday evening at the Washington gala dinner for J Street, a Soros-funded left-wing group that is devoted to disrupting the close U.S.-Israel alliance. Baker said that Netanyahu had been too forceful in his opposition to a nuclear deal with Iran, and that he had shown insufficient commitment to peace with the Palestinians....
  • The Counter Jihad Report

    03/16/2015 9:02:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    PJMedia/Counter Jihad Report | 3-16-2015 | Patrick Poole
    A man once hailed as “one of the most respected Islamic scholars in the country” was sentenced to death today in an Egyptian court after being found guilty on charges of inciting murder. Dr. Salah Soltan, a senior member of the international Muslim Brotherhood, lived and worked in the U.S. for more than a decade. He is still listed as a member of the Fiqh Council of North America (FCNA) on their organizational brochure. Al-Ahram reports: A Cairo criminal court sentenced Mohamed Badie, the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide, and 13 other leading members of the group to death on Monday...
  • [China] Bo Xilai Alleged Financier: George Soros (???)

    04/27/2012 6:38:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    i4u ^ | 04/25/12
    Bo Xilai Alleged Financier: George Soros BEIJING: Billionaire oil tycoon George Soros, an executive board member of the International Crisis Group, has played a major role in deposed Chinese Communist Chongqing Boss, Bo Xilai’s rise to fame and fortune in Dalian and Chongqing. ...
  • The Man Who Wasn't There (Secret Coup in China)

    02/26/2014 12:43:05 PM PST · by mojito · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 2/25/2014 | Isaac Stone Fish
    It was an easy story to miss. On Feb. 22, the Beijing newspaper China Business Herald, citing an anonymous source, reported that PetroChina International Vice President Shen Dingcheng had been missing for weeks. As a single point of data, the story means little. But the disappearance of Shen (which dozens of other Chinese news outlets covered) is likely another piece of the still unfolding and maddeningly opaque saga of Zhou Yongkang. Shen, it turns out, served as Zhou's secretary for part of the 1990s. Formerly one of the most powerful men in China, Zhou ran China's state security apparatus as...
  • Vladimir Putin has been 'neutralised' by a stealthy coup as rumours about his health and well-being

    03/15/2015 2:51:25 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 166 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/15/2015 | Will Stewart
    Vladimir Putin is 'alive' but 'neutralised' as shadowy security chiefs stage a stealthy coup in Moscow, it was claimed last night. Former FSB chief Nikolai Patrushev was behind the plot, claimed chairman of the pro-Kremlin national Islamic Committee, Geydar Dzhemal. Snip... 'I think that Putin is neutralised at the moment, but of course, he is alive,' said Dzhemal, seen as a Kremlin loyalist. 'He is under the control of the power-wielding agencies, who have, in my opinion, organised a coup d'etat.' snip.. 'My information is that Patrushev met Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov in Pyatigorsk on 11 March and tempted him...
  • Reports of possible deal on DHS funding reignites chatter about Boehner ouster

    03/01/2015 6:24:38 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/1/15 | Chad Pergram
    Multiple reports that House Speaker John Boehner has cut a deal to pass a long-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security without ties to rolling back President Obama’s executive action on immigration has reignited rumblings about a Boehner coup.
  • What Will It Take? (To reverse Obama's 'soft coup d'état)

    02/17/2015 6:20:23 PM PST · by xzins · 51 replies ^ | 11 Feb 15 | RoseAnn Salanitri
    What Will It Take? By Roseann Salanitri on February 11, 2015 in Pro Life & Family, RoseAnn Salanitri 18 With the realization that the United States of America has suffered a soft coup dÂ’Ă©tat, comes the question: what will it take? What will it take to restore the Constitutional Republic that once protected our god-given rights from liars, despots, and traitors? And the second question is: if not now, when?Do we wait until our open borders have allowed in our enemies and suicide bombers are around every corner? Do we wait until our military is so downgraded that our local...
  • Obama touts Yemen as success story…4 months later government overrun by terrorists

    01/20/2015 11:49:28 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 1-20-2015 | Right Scoop
    Just for a little background watch this from the end of September: Fast forward to today: "CNN – Yemen’s presidential palace has been completely taken over by Shiite Houthi rebels, the country’s Minister of Information Nadia Sakkaf told CNN on Tuesday amid reports of renewed clashes. Sakkaf said the Prime Minister’s residence was also under attack from the street. She called the situation “the completion of a coup,” adding that “the President has no control.”" What a success story! Obama really knows how to pick’em.
  • Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace

    01/20/2015 6:59:27 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 132 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 1/20/15 | Bill Hemmer
    Breaking News: Rebels in Yemen have seized the presidential palace in the capital city of Sanaa, according to the army commander. For further developments on this story, stay tuned to Fox News Channel.
  • Yemeni Government Admits It Has Lost Control Of Nation Amid "Attempted Coup"

    01/19/2015 1:50:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 1-19-2015 | Durden
    In what Yemen's information minister described as an "attempted coup" Shia Houthi rebels (backed by Hizbollah and Iran) have surrounded the Yemeni Presidential Palace putting them, as The Telegraph reports, in direct confrontation with al-Qaeda and the Yemen government., Amid hopes of a compromise deal or cease-fire in the conflict that has been under way since September when the Houthis swept into Sana'a, the latest reports are the nation has gone from bad to worse... YEMENI PM SAID SURROUNDED BY HOUTHI MILITIAS: CNN YEMEN INFORMATION MINISTER SAYS GOVERNMENT HAS LOST CONTROL OVER COUNTRY -- CNN Oil prices, interestingly, fell on...
  • Output stopped at Yemen's Masila oilfields in Hadramout

    01/19/2015 8:20:16 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-19-2015 | Reuters
    (Updates with output from Shabwa field, Belhaf gas facility stopping) Jan 19 (Reuters) - Oil companies in Yemen's Hadramout and Shabwa provinces, including the main gas export facility at Belhaf, have suspended operations amid protests over the seizure of a presidential aide by Shi'ite fighters who control the capital Sanaa, local officials said on Monday. The Shi'ite Houthis seized President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi's chief of staff, Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, a native of the southern Shabwa province, on Saturday amid a dispute over a proposed new constitution that threatens to bring down the government. "Several oil firms with small production...
  • Kerry's Fund-Raiser Worries Advocates Of Iran Democracy

    01/27/2004 9:52:39 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 39 replies · 4,948+ views
    NY Sun ^ | Tue, 27 Jan 2004 | ELI LAKE
    WASHINGTON -- Iranian American supporters of the effort to bring democracy to Iran are raising concerns about the resurgence of Senator Kerry's campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, questioning the role of a Kerry fund-raiser who wants to normalize ties with Tehran. Hassan Nemazee, an Iranian American financier based in New York, was on the board of the American Iranian Council when that organization arranged for President Clinton's secretary of state, Madeleine Albright, to apologize for America's role in the 1953 coup that brought the Shah to power in Iran. Kerry’s campaign seemed in disarray after he fired his...
  • Arab Money and the Purchase of a President

    12/30/2012 8:12:10 AM PST · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 9 replies
    Doug Ross Journal ^ | December 30, 2012 | John A. Shaw
    In the run-up to the 2012 election, a story surfaced about an Iraqi billionaire who managed to buy access to Washington policy makers while funding a Chicago Pay-to-Play scheme that helped produce a Governor, a U.S. Senator, and, ultimately, a President of the United States. The story was eight years in the making, yet despite the extent of his political influence, this Iraqi’s name remains widely unknown. He wants it that way. In fact, he has spent millions of dollars to hinder the reporting of his activities by the news media. The lack of attention paid to him, however, is...
  • Anatomy of a Failed Coup: Boehner’s opponents were slow and uncertain.

    01/07/2015 7:29:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Around 10 a.m. this morning, Representative John Fleming (R., Md.) received a phone call from a colleague asking him to vote against Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) on the House floor today. Fleming has a longstanding alliance with Representative Steve King (R., Iowa), Representative Jim Bridenstine (R., Okla.), and other ringleaders of the unsuccessful effort to oust Boehner from the speaker’s chair, which makes it surprising that this was the first time anyone had contacted him about the issue. “To ask me to vote against the speaker on the last day like this, without having an alternative to vote for,...
  • TOP 2014 STORIES Special to #11-Forensic findings Obama’s birth certificate:forgery

    01/01/2015 11:08:05 AM PST · by Jonah Vark · 33 replies ^ | Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 | | Grace Vuoto
    TOP 2014 STORIES Special to, July 8 By Grace Vuoto There is a problem with President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate: It’s a forgery, say multiple forensic experts who have examined it. A report detailing the evidence will soon be presented to Congress. On April 27, 2011 the White House released Mr. Obama’s long-form birth certificate in an attempt to quell a public firestorm over the validity of the shorter version he provided prior to his 2008 election. A group of concerned citizens in Arizona suspected the Certificate of Live Birth produced in 2011 by the administration was fabricated;...
  • Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault"

    11/18/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 11-18-2014 | Durden
    We reported of a strange incident that took place just after the Ukraine presidential coup, namely that .... "in a mysterious operation under the cover of night, Ukraine's gold reserves were promptly loaded onboard an unmarked plane, which subsequently took the gold to the US." "at 2:00 am, a transport plane took off took off from Boryspil airport. According to Boryspil staff, prior to the plane's appearance, four trucks and two cargo minibuses arrived at the airport all with their license plates missing. Fifteen people .... stepped out, some armed with machine guns. These people loaded the plane with more...
  • North Korea’s Kim Jong-un misses key celebration, but sources say coup rumors are false

    10/10/2014 10:23:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/10/14 | Fox News
    The mysterious disappearance of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un from public view for the last 35 days fueled wide speculation that he was ill or the victim of a possible coup, but a senior U.S. intelligence official calls the rumors false, and a Reuters source insists he’s “in total control.” After weeks of unexplained absences, chatter on Kim’s whereabouts reached a fever pitch after he was conspicuously not on a list of dignitaries at an anniversary celebration of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party Friday. An official state media dispatch listed senior government, military and party officials who paid...
  • Rumors of North Korean Coup Persist

    10/04/2014 5:06:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/10/14 | Gil Ronen
    Rumors of a military coup in North Korea persist as leader Kim Jong-un's prolonged absence from public view continues. Kim has not been seen in public for a month, leading to rumors that a military coup has broken out in North Korea and Kim has been arrested. Other rumors have it that Kim has gout or has suffered a sort of stroke just as his late father, Kim Jong-il, did in 2008. The US is aware of the reports. "I can just say that I have no confirmation of the reports. We've seen them, but we don't have any confirmation,"...
  • North Korea capital 'under lockdown' amid rumours of threat to Kim Jong-un

    10/03/2014 12:18:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 10/03/2014 | Julian Ryall
    The North Korean capital has been placed under lockdown, according to sources with Pyongyang, raising new questions about the stability of Kim Jong-un's regime. Quoting sources within North Korea, the respected New Focus International news web site has reported that a ban on new travel passes to leave or enter Pyongyang was introduced on September 27. And while the North Korean authorities have in the past limited access to the capital, the latest restrictions even apply to permanent residents of Pyongyang, who are by definition the elite of the regime. "This sort of action suggests there has either been an...
  • Hungary eyes Russia's 'illiberal' model

    08/18/2014 8:53:51 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 18 Aug 2014 12:41 | Kristina Jovanovski
    Hungary has increasingly courted and won favour with Russia, while rejecting the core values of the European Union. Budapest, Hungary - As the West holds its breath waiting to see if Russia will intervene in Ukraine, there is one country looking to Moscow for inspiration: Hungary. In a speech in late July, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he wanted to turn Hungary into an "illiberal state" and used Russia as a model example. "We want to build a workfare society ... which is willing to bear the odium to declare that it is not liberal in character," said Orban, adding...
  • Coup brewing in Baghdad as U.S. airstrikes slam ISIS

    08/11/2014 5:22:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/11/14 | Dan Calabrese
    Iraq in chaos The situation in Iraq progressed over the weekend from frightening to utter chaos. The apparent good news is that U.S. airstrikes against the monsters of ISIS appear to be making some headway. The harder-to-judge news is the constitutional crisis brewing over the desire of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to assume a third term in office, despite the decision of the newly elected president not to re-appoint him. That goes directly against the Iraq constitution, the adoption of which was one of the main achievements that resulted from the U.S. invasion in 2003. If those in power in...
  • Coup underway in Iraq Confirmed. Video added

    08/10/2014 11:22:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 10, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This was popped up in the headlines, and details are still sketchy, but something potentially big is afoot in Iraq. (And for once, we’re not talking about their being under attack by ISIS.) We were first tipped off on Twitter as well as a quick draw compilation of tweets from inside Iraq provided at Pundit Press. Here are a few, along with Pundit Press’s summary, keeping in mind that this isn’t confirmed yet: Iraq’s parliament just chose a new President who refused to rename Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki to a third term. Maliki declared the move unconstitutional and his...
  • ‘Something’s going down in Baghdad': Reports of possible coup (Twitchy Twitter Chatter)

    08/10/2014 4:28:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8-10-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Something’s going down in Baghdad': Reports of possible coup Posted at 6:59 pm on August 10, 2014 by Twitchy Staff Meanwhile... Obama leaving Farm Neck Golf Course after five hours 6:33 PM - 10 Aug 2014
  • Military Coup Rocks Iraq

    08/10/2014 2:40:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 360 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/10/2014 | by Thomas Ferdousi
    Iraq’s parliament just chose a new President who refused to rename Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki to a third term. Maliki declared the move unconstitutional and his own State of Law Party pulled support from him. Now his forces are seizing government buildings in Iraq, have closed the airport, and are surrounding the Green Zone.
  • Troops surround Baghdad ‘Green Zone’ as embattled Prime Minister Maliki appears to cling to power

    08/10/2014 3:11:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 50 replies ^ | 8-10-2014 |
    UNCONFIRMED reports suggest troops have sealed off Baghdad’s “Green Zone” in an apparent coup. Controversial Iraqi PM Maliki won a fresh round of elections, but does not hold a clear majority in parliament. He technically remains prime minister until parliament sits and votes. But Mr Maliki has this morning lashed out against his opponents, calling them “ministers for ISIS”. “Today I will file a formal complaint to the federal court against the president,” he said, in a surprise address at midnight Iraq time. Controversial Iraqi PM Maliki won a fresh round of elections, but does not hold a clear majority...
  • Is Barack Obama Plotting a Coup?

    08/04/2014 4:18:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/3/2014 | John Hinderaker
    That seems like an awfully strong word, but it is the term that distinguished law professor Glenn Reynolds, no hysteric, uses to describe the Obama administrationÂ’s oft-reported plan to issue executive amnesty to five or six million illegal immigrants in violation of federal law. GlennÂ’s characterization is a fair one. When a tyrant asserts the right to rule by decree in a state that has formerly been subject to the rule of law, he is commonly described as carrying out a coup dÂ’etat. That is just what the Obama administration has done, and reportedly will continue to do. When Obama...
  • US cuts military aid to Thailand after coup

    05/23/2014 7:33:32 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    BBC World News ^ | May 23 , 2014 | BBC
    The US has suspended $3.5m (Ł2.1m) in military aid to Thailand and urged the country's army to restore civilian rule "immediately". Washington also urged tourists to cancel trips and halted non-essential visits by US government officials. The move came as former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra spent her first night in military custody.
  • Coup leader summons Thai politicians

    05/23/2014 12:21:24 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    BBC World News ^ | 23 May 2014 | BBC
    Ousted Thai leader Yingluck Shinawatra has appeared at a military facility in Bangkok, a day after the army took power in a coup. Ms Yingluck is one of more than 100 political figures summoned by the army. The army has banned 155 people, including some politicians, from leaving the country. On Thursday the military suspended the constitution, banned gatherings and detained politicians, saying order was needed after months of turmoil.
  • Rumours of Attempted T&T Coup 'Stemmed From Prank Phone Call'

    05/17/2014 3:34:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Jamaica Observer ^ | Saturday, May 17, 2014
    There can be no repeat of the 1990 attempted coup or anything “remotely close” to it once National Security Minister Gary Griffith is in charge. This minister said so as he dispelled rumours that a coup was set to take place yesterday (Thursday). Griffith said the rumours, which caused widespread panic throughout the country yesterday, stemmed from a prank phone call. He said the identity of the prank caller is being investigated. He called on citizens to me more “mature” and not fall prey to “rumours, propaganda, hearsay and sensationalism”. Griffith was speaking to members of the media following a...
  • Anger, confusion in Donetsk after rebel vote

    05/12/2014 6:35:01 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 4 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | Marion THIBAUT and Max DELANY
    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - A day after the people of Donetsk apparently voted overwhelmingly to split from Ukraine, an eerie calm reigned on the streets as people wondered what country they had woken up in. Unlike a similar referendum in the peninsula of Crimea, annexed by Russia in March, there were no wild celebrations, no sense of joy -- just slight confusion about the future and a lingering anger towards the leaders in Kiev. Taxi driver Dmytro Boyko told AFP as he waited to collect his daughter from school that many in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk were "frightened...
  • Ukrainian Crisis is about Taxes

    05/09/2014 4:04:00 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 9. 2014 | Chriss Street
    The bloody crisis between the pro-Western two thirds of Ukraine and pro-Russian third of the country is about taxes. The recent $17 billion International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan required Ukraine on May 1st to raise taxes and increase natural gas prices by 50%. With about 58% of the Ukraine’s industry in the eastern zone and workers there making about 50% higher wages, the east is paying the majority of the tax increase. Although residential users will not feel pain from the natural gas price increase until fall, eastern heavy industry is feeling the pain immediately. With the corrupt west raising...
  • Kyiv sacks Luhansk police chief, sends replacement

    04/30/2014 12:25:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 10 replies
    Gov.Ukraine/ 1st Channel ^ | 4-30-2014 | Gov.Ukraine
    Kyiv sacks Luhansk police chief, sends replacement The acting chief of the Ukrainian presidential administration, Serhiy Pashynsky, has said that the Luhansk regional police chief has been sacked and replaced by a new one. "Yesterday, at the behest of the interim president, the head of the Luhansk interior directorate was dismissed and replaced by a new one, who has already traveled to his new workplace with a group of officers," he told reporters in Kyiv on Wednesday, without naming the new Luhansk police chief. "Police in Donetsk and Luhansk regions and towns are undergoing a full rotation, all volunteers ready...
  • Bomb Kills Soldier in Ukraine’s Donetsk Region ("Contract Soldiers"?)

    04/28/2014 3:22:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    RIANovosti ^ | 4-28-2014 | RIA
    A homemade bomb has exploded in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, killing one soldier and wounding another, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said Monday. "When on duty, in the course of daily inspection of reinforcing obstacles, two contract soldiers of the armed forces of Ukraine were injured. According to preliminary information, the cause of injury was the explosion of an unknown improvised explosive device," the statement said. The wounded soldier, a junior sergeant, is in intensive care and military doctors have said he is expected to live, the ministry said, adding that the injured man was transported by helicopter to...
  • Unknown gunmen land from helicopter, attack checkpoint in Donetsk region ("US-made guns"?)

    04/26/2014 9:22:44 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    RT ^ | 4-26-2014 | RT
    Self-defence forces have managed to repel an attack on a checkpoint in Soledar city in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region after unknown assailants landed in a helicopter and attacked in a blitz operation. Over a dozen of gunmen descended from the helicopter and launched an attack on a defense squad guarding a checkpoint near Soledar. As the unknown men attacked, the militia, most of them reportedly unarmed, was forced to retreat. Following the shootout, the attackers have retreated as well, taking one of the defenders hostage, the local self-defense force told RT’s correspondent Paula Slier who is at the scene. There...
  • Russia to call up UNSC meeting if Kiev continues military crackdown

    04/24/2014 6:41:18 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    RT ^ | 4-25-2014 | RT
    If Kiev does not immediately stop military operations against popular protest, Russia will call for an urgent UNSC meeting and in the worst case scenario reserves the right to deploy armed forces to stop bloodshed, UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said. If the violence in the southeast of Ukraine doesn't stop, Russia will call a special session of the UN Security Council, Churkin said in an interview to Rossiya 1 channel. “If we will continue to see what we witnessed today, if the use of force against the protest movement in the east and south-east of Ukraine will continue, we will...
  • Latest military officer under investigation: Are we looking at necessary housecleaning or a purge?

    04/24/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies ^ | 4-24-2014 | Bookworm
    Conservatives have noticed that the Pentagon is firing officers left and right, with many leaving under an embarrassing cloud. The question they ask — and I don't know that anyone has an answer — is whether these firings are the legitimate and appropriate housecleaning that a sclerotic bureaucracy needs or whether they're a purge, with Obama's New Age, gender flexible, fighting optional military getting rid of people in command positions who actually think that the military's job is to wage war in America's defense.All I know is that the latest person being investigated as a predicate to an inevitable firing...