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  • 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 · 6 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
    News.com.au ^ | 8-10-2014 | News.com
    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 · 110 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
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 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...
  • BREAKING: Russia 'forced' to launch military drills at border in response to Ukraine op - Moscow

    04/24/2014 6:26:03 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 70 replies
    RT ^ | 4-24-2014 | RT
    Russia has begun extensive military exercises on its Ukrainian border following the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine. “The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only grow,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official meeting in Moscow. “We are forced to react to the situation.” Shoigu said that the drills involve march and deployment exercises by forces in the southern and western military districts, and separate Air Force maneuvers. DETAILS TO FOLLOW
  • Erupting In Slavic, Ukrainian Armored Vehicles Run By Foreigners (Spoke English)

    04/24/2014 6:12:36 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    NTV ^ | 4-24-2014 | NTV
    The situation around the city Sloviansk remains tense. Today Ukrainian army launched an operation to capture the city. Fighting broke out with the militia self-defense. The clashes have killed. According to recent figures, killed five members of the militia. Grouping Ukrainian military reinforced armor. And, as the correspondent of NTV governing combat vehicles for some reason people talk to each other in English. There are reports that the Ukrainian military detained a group of Russian and foreign journalists. In Slovyansk himself, meanwhile, drove six six armored personnel carriers , helicopter loitering in the sky. To complicate the promotion of military...
  • Ukraine coal miners on strike, refuse to pay Kiev coup damages bill

    04/23/2014 8:45:04 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 4-24-2014 | RT
    Over 2,000 coal miners in Lugansk region have been on strike for the second day running, demanding higher wages and refusing to accept a pay cut to fund the restoration of Kiev, which suffered damage during the coup that overthrew the government. Some 80 percent of miners from five coal mines belonging to "Krasnodonugol" enterprise in the city of Krasnodon have not shown up to work. The mines are all owned by one of Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov of the mining and metallurgical "Metinvest" corporation. Angry miners are pressing for wage increases to match region's average pay, better social...
  • US intentionally drove Ukraine to regime change – Russia's envoy to UN

    04/22/2014 11:47:05 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Voice Of Russia ^ | 4-22-2014 | VOR
    The US who invested $5 billion in "supporting democracy" in Ukraine was seeking for a more radical settlement of the Ukrainian crisis than the EU, which resulted in a regime change in the country, Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin said in an interview with "Rossiya 24" TV channel Tuesday, RIA Novosti reports. "I think that it is Americans who tried to conduct the most radical scenario. A compromise between [Ukraine's President] Yanukovych and the opposition didn't suit them, so, it seems to me, they made a conclusion that it’s time to compensate those $5 billion and to drive the situation...
  • The Truce Is Over: Ukraine President Urges Restart Of Military Action

    04/22/2014 10:15:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4-22-2014 | Durden
    Ukraine's Acting President Turchynov appears to be calling for an official break in the "truce" deal... -UKRAINE'S TURCHYNOV URGES RESTART OF ANTI-TERRORIST OPERATION -TURCHYNOV SAYS 'TERRORISTS' HOLDING EAST UKRAINE REGION HOSTAGE -TURCHYNOV SAYS EAST UKRAINE SEPARATISTS SUPPORTED BY RUSSIA So much for Joe Biden's peace-keeping salvation mission to Kiev...
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    04/21/2014 7:16:57 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    AP Bigstory ^ | 4-21-2014 | NEDRA PICKLER and JULIE PACE
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand. Biden, the highest-ranking American official to visit Ukraine during its conflict with Russia, planned to meet with government officials in the capital of Kiev on Tuesday. The vice president also planned to announce new technical support to help the...
  • Lavrov: US should face responsibility for powers it installed in Kiev

    04/21/2014 9:48:28 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 112 replies
    RT ^ | 4-21-2014 | Russia Toady
    The Russian Foreign Minister says the US should take responsibility for those whom they put in power instead issuing ultimatums to Moscow. "Before giving us ultimatums, demanding that we fulfill demands within two or three days with the threat of sanctions, we would urgently call on our American partners to fully accept responsibility for those who they brought to power,” said Lavrov during a press conference with his colleague from Mozambique, Oldemiro Baloi. All attempts to isolate Russia will lead to a dead end because Russia is "a big, independent power that knows what it wants," he added (snip) Meanwhile,...
  • Analysis: U.S. Cozies Up to Kiev Gov't Including Far Right(McCain pictured next to Neo-Nazi leader?)

    04/04/2014 11:24:37 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 133 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/30/2014 | Alexander Smith
    <p>The U.S. and Europe have been emphatic in their support of the new Ukrainian government – but a significant number of Washington's new bedfellows are members of what some experts class as extreme right-wing parties.</p> <p>When Sen. John McCain traveled to Kiev in December, he told the crowd of 200,000 on Independence Square: "The free world is with you, America is with you, I am with you."</p>
  • Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF

    03/22/2014 7:13:30 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 March 2014 | William F. Jasper
    Ukraine: Globalists Hijack Crisis for More Money, Power for IMF 22 March 2014 here already are enough controversial issues involved in the Ukraine-Russia crisis that make any U.S. involvement in the matter questionable at best. And, as we have reported, multiple polls consistently have shown that Americans do not support further U.S. entanglement in the imbroglio. But the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation that not only supports the $1 billion aid package to Ukraine pledged by President Obama, but also hijacks the Ukraine crisis to sneak in “reforms” to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) backed by...
  • Place You bets: How do you think Obama and his comrades will want to use the next ‘serious crisis’?

    03/20/2014 1:17:49 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason88 · 29 replies
    March 17, 2014 | Anonymous
    Make a guess and place you bets – we all know it’s on it way, the next crash is going to happen sooner or later, it's just a question of what the left will try to do to not waste another “serious crisis” Think about it – the Fed is Printing money.. .excuse me “Digitizing” – they can’t even go through the motion of spitting out worthless paper that diminishes our savings, they have to add insult to injury with that sort o chicanery Let’s face it, somewhere in the deep dark crevices of the leftist mind, they have their...
  • John Kerry To Explain Where The New Red Line Is - Live Feed

    03/14/2014 8:32:25 AM PDT · by Errant · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 14 March
    On the heels of yet another multi-hour meeting with Russian foreign minister Lavrov, John Kerry takes to the podium to explain next steps... Live feed at link...
  • Kerry condemns Russian moves in Crimea while Putin stays defiant

    03/04/2014 9:27:31 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 82 replies
    CNN ^ | March 4, 2014 | By Laura Smith-Spark. Diana Magnay and Phil Black
    Simferopol, Ukraine (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia of making up reasons for intervention in Ukraine, saying Tuesday that "not a single piece of credible evidence supports any one of these claims." "Russia has talked about Russian-speaking citizens being under siege. They're not," he said while on a visit to Kiev. He condemned what he called Russia's aggression in Crimea and urged the country to withdraw its troops. "We would like to see this de-escalated. We're not looking for some major confrontation," he said, while still promising sanctions on Russia if it refuses to step back....
  • Putin: Russia Reserves Right for Force in Ukraine

    03/04/2014 5:24:13 AM PST · by lbryce · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 4, 2014 | Lukas I. Alpert in Moscow And Alan Cullison
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia reserves the right to use force in Ukraine to protect Russian-speaking residents there and called the toppling of former President Viktor Yanukovych's government an "unconstitutional coup." *SNIP* He said he understood the desire by Ukrainians for change but said "illegal change" could not be encouraged. "It was an unconstitutional coup and an armed seizure of power that took place. No one argues with that," Mr. Putin said.
  • Sustaining Ukraine's breakthrough: EU expertise and markets are essential [Soros]

    02/27/2014 12:38:34 PM PST · by annalex · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 27 February 2014 | George Soros
    Following a crescendo of terrifying violence, the Ukrainian uprising has had a surprisingly positive outcome. Contrary to all rational expectations, a group of citizens armed with not much more than sticks and shields made of cardboard boxes and metal garbage-can lids overwhelmed a police force firing live ammunition. There were many casualties, but the citizens prevailed. This was one of those historic moments that leave a lasting imprint on a society's collective memory. [...] I established the Renaissance Foundation in Ukraine in 1990 – before the country achieved independence. The foundation did not participate in the recent uprising, but it...
  • Ukrainian Major Archbishop appeals for solidarity and warns the danger of civil war is not over

    02/27/2014 1:10:03 PM PST · by annalex · 7 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2014-02-25 | His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk
    (Vatican Radio) The Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church has made a heartfelt appeal to European Nations for solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine. Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at Vatican Radio, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk denounced the fact that the cry of the Maidan protesters went largely unheard and ignored until the explosion of violence last week that left some 100 people dead, and thousands more injured. listen... He said that Ukraine is now living through a dark time because nobody knows how the situation is going to evolve… But he also...
  • The 2014 Ukrainian Maidan Revolt

    02/22/2014 9:29:04 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 66 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | 22 February, 2014 | Jeff Head
    2014 Ukrainian Popular Revolt "Vladimir, they aren't coming back" BACKGROUND: The Urkaine was a part of the Soviet UNion, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), under communist rule and domination for decades. The Ukraine is recognized for its significant agricultural production capabilities, and also for its strong manufacturing capabilities, particularly in the industrial equipment, aircraft, and ship building sectors. The Crimea, in southeast Ukraine, and home to many ehtnic Russian people, had long been a vacation place for many of the elite within the old Soviet Union. To this day, the Rusian federation maintains a strong Naval BAse...
  • Obama’s Hammer & Sickle ready to drop on the Free World

    01/25/2014 12:04:13 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Saturday, January 25, 2014 | Judi McLeod
    Barack Obama doesn’t just have a pen and a telephone, he’s got a hammer and sickle too. The battle lines of the promised Marxist Revolution are being perfected as we go about our daily lives, and Obama’s hammer and sickle will drop on the Western world now that it’s 2014. Obama’s ‘Fundamental Transformation of America’ is only Stage 1 of a breathtaking world takeover plan. Obama and the fomenting-for-revolution Marxists won’t wait until 2016 to deliver their ‘New Socialist USA’. This is just for openers: Emboldened by Barack Obama’s twice-repeated reminder “I have a pen and a telephone” to bypass...
  • The Konservativ Kristallnacht is here

    01/24/2014 10:14:21 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-14 | DrJohn
    It's here. Kristallnacht, literally, "Night of Crystal," is often referred to as the "Night of Broken Glass." The name refers to the wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms which took place on November 9 and 10, 1938, throughout Germany, annexed Austria, and in areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia recently occupied by German troops. Instigated primarily by Nazi Party officials and members of the SA (Sturmabteilungen: literally Assault Detachments, but commonly known as Storm Troopers) and Hitler Youth, Kristallnacht owes its name to the shards of shattered glass that lined German streets in the wake of the pogrom—broken glass from the...
  • Turkish judicial purge brings corruption investigation to halt

    01/22/2014 12:15:42 PM PST · by mojito · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/22/2014 | Daren Butler and Nick Tattersall
    Turkey's purge of the judiciary and police has brought a corruption investigation shaking the government to a grinding halt and could undermine confidence in state institutions, senior legal figures and the opposition said on Wednesday. Ninety-six judges and prosecutors were reassigned overnight, the biggest purge of the judiciary since a graft scandal erupted on December 17 with the arrest of businessmen close to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and three ministers' sons. Erdogan has portrayed the corruption inquiry as an attempted "judicial coup" orchestrated by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whose network of sympathizers, known locally as "Cemaat" (religious community), hold considerable...
  • Why Are Dozens Of High Ranking Officers Being Purged From The U.S. Military?

    01/17/2014 7:25:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The American Dream ^ | January 16, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    Since Barack Obama has been in the White House, high ranking military officers have been removed from their positions at a rate that is absolutely unprecedented. Things have gotten so bad that a number of retired generals are publicly speaking out about the “purge” of the U.S. military that they believe is taking place. As you will see below, dozens of highly decorated military leaders have been dismissed from their positions over the past few years. So why is this happening? When I was growing up, my father was an officer in the U.S. Navy. And what is going on...
  • Podesta, Left-Wing Mastermind, to Lead NSA Review

    01/17/2014 11:52:35 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday that John Podesta, his new "counselor" and the political operative responsible for creating the institutional left in Washington, will be the appointed "to lead a comprehensive review of big data and privacy" in the aftermath of revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic spying programs. When he joined the White House last month, Podesta's focus was said to be "climate change." The president's speech contained little news. It was a classic Obama set-piece, designed to demonstrate that he understands both sides of a complex argument, while delegating
  • Rich People Leaving California for Mysterious Reason

    01/15/2014 9:21:21 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 74 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 1/15/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s okay, the 1 percent only pays 41 percent of California’s income taxes. And half the state pays no income tax at all. No one will even notice they’re gone. Prop. 30, approved by voters in November 2012, raised state income taxes retroactively to Jan. 1, 2012, on singles making more than $250,000 and married couples making $500,000. It raised rates by one, two or three percentage points through 2018, bringing the top rate on incomes above $1 million to 13.3 percent, the highest in the nation. Bryan Goldberg, who founded the Bleacher Report sports website and sold it to...
  • 37 Nuclear missile launch officers being investigated

    01/15/2014 12:05:32 PM PST · by Viennacon · 60 replies
    Fox | 1/15/2014 | Fox
    37 nuclear missile launch officers are now being investigated under drug suspicions, according to Fox
  • Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

    01/14/2014 10:08:06 AM PST · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 1/14/13 | CBS DC/AP
    President Barack Obama predicts Congress will be busy this year debating a renewal of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed and an immigration overhaul. But he says he wants his Cabinet also to focus on executive actions that don’t require legislation. “We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said. Obama continued: ”And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move...
  • Obama to Congress: We're not waiting for legislation

    01/14/2014 5:43:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 113 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 14, 2014 | Anita Kumar
    President Barack Obama sent a message to Congress Tuesday: He plans to use his power whenever he can to move his agenda forward. "We are not just going to be waiting for a legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help that they need," Obama said before a Cabinet meeting. "I've got a pen and I’ve got a phone -- and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward." Obama said he told members of his Cabinet the need to use...
  • MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP!

    01/14/2014 4:48:42 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 150 replies
    therightscoop.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: We are witnessing a gradual, quiet COUP! Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 6:57 PM Mark Levin opened his show today livid over Obama’s announcement that he will ignore the legislature and use his pen to write executive orders. He says the separation of powers are the key to our Republic and yet today Obama just announced that he would assume lawmaking powers via executive orders. Mark Levin says what’s going on here is that we are witnessing a gradual, quiet coup: He’s just announced that he is going to assume lawmaking powers. He does not recognize the...
  • Boehner: Christie remains presidential contender

    01/09/2014 11:15:40 AM PST · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 9, 2014 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he believes Chris Christie remains a serious contender for the Republican 2016 presidential nomination, despite the traffic jam scandal engulfing the New Jersey governor. Reporters asked Boehner about Christie's problems on Thursday, even as the governor was holding a news conference in Trenton, N.J.
  • The Enigma of Barack Obama

    01/01/2014 6:52:43 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/31/2013 | Michael Walsh
    Put me down in the Roger Simon camp on this one: without wandering into Birther territory or the inconclusive musings of Jerome Corsi… who the heck is this guy, really? To put it bluntly: nobody knows nothin’ about the president of the United States, aka the leader of the free world. And what little we do know is highly uninformative and often contradictory.
  • Gay TMZ Chief Slams GLAAD: They Preach Tolerance But They Won’t Tolerate Religious Beliefs

    12/28/2013 11:16:22 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 26 replies
    Pat Dollard.com ^ | 12/20/2013
    This is a week old, but I hadn't seen this before. It's an interesting view from a gay man. GLAAD has way over stepped their bounds.
  • South Sudan: Khartoum’s Aid to Machar’s Tribal Violence

    12/24/2013 3:32:31 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 12 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | December 24, 2013 | South Sudan News Staff
    South Sudan: Khartoum’s Aid to Reik Machar’s Tribal ViolenceBy South Sudan News StaffJuba — December 24 … During the weekend of 20-22 December, the Republic of South Sudan underwent a political crisis, an attempted coup and emerged to the next phase of putting down what's become known as the Machar Revolt. The African think-tank, The Fashoda Institute, has published a current analysis of the South Sudan’s crisis. “Juba entered the weekend having lost control over most of Jonglei State. However, this loss of control was the result of an uneasy cease-fire and tenuous cooperation between the predominantly Nuer ex-SPLA forces...
  • Renegade vice-president denies South Sudan coup after fighting claims 400 lives

    12/18/2013 4:38:56 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    The Telegraph ^ | 11:57AM GMT 18 Dec 2013 | David Blair
    South Sudan’s fugitive vice-president has denied mounting a coup after three days of fighting in the capital of the world’s newest countryclaimed at least 400 lives. Riek Machar, who was formally sacked as vice-president in July, said the clashes were caused by a “misunderstanding” and no attempt had been made to overthrow President Salva Kiir. The clashes began on Sunday night when military bases in the capital, Juba, were attacked. On Monday, Mr Kiir appeared in military uniform and said that his government had foiled a coup. The president has been locked in a power struggle with Mr Machar, reflecting...
  • South Sudan President Kiir Declares Curfew In Juba As Attempted Coup Fails

    12/16/2013 2:20:04 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    South Sudan News ^ | December 16, 2013 | Joe Odaby
    President Kiir Declares Curfew In Juba As Attempted Coup FailsBy Joe Odaby South Sudan NewsJuba — December 16 … The President of the Republic of South Sudan H.E Salva Kiir Mayardit has imposed a curfew over Juba following heavy gunfire that started early Saturday, December 15, in the city and its suburbs. The situation though is under control; sporadic gunfire still continues to be heard in some parts of the capital. The curfew, the President says takes immediate effect. In a press briefing in the early hours of the day, President Kiir called for calm among the citizens while assuring...
  • North Korean leader's uncle probably ousted, South Korean lawmakers say

    12/03/2013 2:08:41 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/3/2013 | Judy Kwon
    It's "very likely" that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle, Jang Sung-taek, has been removed from his top-level position in government, two South Korean lawmakers said Tuesday, citing a briefing from their county's intelligence service. And two close allies of Jang -- Lee Yong-ha and Jang Soo-kee -- have been publicly executed, one of the South Korean lawmakers said at a news conference.