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  • Trump vs. Ramos Bout

    08/31/2015 8:27:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Obie Usategui
    I consider Mr. Ramos and his entire Univision tribe, just a swarm of unqualified misfits, whose fame and fortune and that of their network were ill-fatedly built, for the most part, on the misfortunes of a mass exodus of Cubans You know what, I thought my frenzy point for irking with madness had just about reached its limits of confinement when I saw Barack Obama eagerly shaking the bloodied hands of Cuban dictators Fidel and Raul Castro – the entire charade followed by the idiot John Kerry’s ceremony raising the American flag at the just re-opened Cuban embassy in Havana,...
  • Bob Smith, Who Ran for Senate Twice in Florida, Behind Ted Cruz for President

    08/26/2015 9:05:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Kevin Derby
    Florida might have its share of Republican presidential candidates but one former presidential candidate who ran twice in the Sunshine State is behind U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Former U.S. Sen. Bob Smith, R-N.H., who ran twice for the U.S. Senate in Florida, was named as a co-chair of Cruz’s veterans outreach team on Wednesday. Smith joins U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-Okla., and Texas state Sen. Brian Birdwell as co-chairs of “Vets for Ted” while Bill Connor will be national director. Cruz has also named Smith, a Navy veteran, as part of his team in New Hampshire, home of the...
  • Non-Interventionism is America’s Best Policy

    08/22/2015 11:35:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2015 | Paige Lewis
    Americans do well with moderation. It is in our national DNA. It is also a by-product of the freedom of expression and allowing different perspectives in the public forum. In foreign policy, non-interventionism is the moderate stance, and it has served Americans well in her four hundred or so years. As British subjects, American colonists were compelled to fight for the British crown, until they felt compelled to defend themselves against the king’s army. After centuries of European conflicts dragging Americans into war, national independence yielded a non-interventionist foreign policy for the infant nation. George Washington advised in his farewell...
  • Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers

    08/22/2015 8:16:49 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/20/2015 | Armando Valladares
    Obama’s New Cuban Partners, My Old Jailers The regime was built on the blood of dissidents like those the U.S. now avoids acknowledging. By Armando Valladares Aug. 20, 2015 7: Thousands of Cubans have died fighting for rights that Americans so freely enjoy. The right to build a church and preach without fear of harassment and secret recording by government hooligans. The right to protest without wondering if your friends will be carted off, never to be seen or heard from again. The right to criticize your government leaders in the opinion pages of a newspaper without fear of being...
  • Cruz: Jeb is 'Confused' About My Citizenship

    08/21/2015 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | 8/21/15 | KATIE GLUECK
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Friday fired back at Jeb Bush, who a day earlier suggested the senator, who was born in Canada to a son of a Cuban immigrant and American-born mother, was the beneficiary of birthright citizenship. “I appreciate Governor Bush’s concern. I would note it seems he’s having a problem and getting confused between legal immigration and illegal immigration”
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to Andres Oppenheimer on Cuba

    08/20/2015 9:39:02 AM PDT · by Dqban22 · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 12, 2015 | ANDRES OPPENHEIMER
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to Andres Oppenheimer on Cuba “Obama administration would ask Cuba — a military dictatorship that has not allowed a free election in more than five decades — to help persuade Venezuela to hold free elections and uphold democratic principles sounds preposterous.” http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/cuba/article31048407.html Miami Herald columnist Andres Oppenheimer speaks to Secretary of State John Kerry in advance of his historic visit to Cuba on Friday. Video by Miami Herald/CNN en Espanol Miami Herald/CNN en Espanol Andes Oppenheimer @MiamiHerald.com August 12, 2015 If you ask me what was the most interesting thing that Secretary of...
  • Venezuela Isn’t Cooking The Books Under Mass Inflation. It’s Lighting Them On Fire.

    08/18/2015 11:19:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-18 | Ben Weingarten
    America’s government has gradually watered down its economic data over time, thereby painting a rosier picture of conditions on the ground than actually exists. Consulting economist John Williams has dedicated his life in fact to exposing its manipulation of economic data and backing into the real numbers. But you will know when America has really hit full on panic mode when the feds stop printing figures altogether, and the only way to measure price inflation is through tracking the daily price increase of say, cronuts, or some other confection. This is the position sadly but all-too-predictably in which Venezuela finds...
  • MORE TURIST WON'T CHANGE CUBA

    08/18/2015 3:15:51 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 29 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | August 12,2015 | Ambassador James Cason
    More tourists won’t change Cuba By Ambassador James Cason Miami Herald August 12, 2015 http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article30959136.html On Friday, Secretary John Kerry opens up the new U.S. Embassy in Havana. Unfortunately, he shares many of the misconceptions advanced by former Secretary Hillary Clinton at her recent speech at Florida International University. Her incursion into the debate on U.S. Cuba policy could have been a “teachable moment” had she been mindful of her academic audience and the danger of ignoring the facts when trying to justify an abrupt reversal of U.S. foreign policy. Instead she delivered another polemic on lifting what remains of...
  • Obama Administration Plans to Sidestep Congress on Cuba Travel

    08/18/2015 3:04:31 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ABC/yahoo ^ | 8/18/15 | JIM AVILA and SERENA MARSHALL
    Travel to Cuba could soon be nearly as easy as travel to any other part of the world. The Obama administration plans to unilaterally ease the travel restrictions to Cuba, sources told ABC News. The new measures would bypass limits on travel imposed by Congress by changing regulations at the executive level.
  • OBAMA EMBRACES CASTRO-COMMUNISM

    08/16/2015 1:58:23 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 8 replies
    VANITY | 8/16/2015 | DQBAN 22
    OBAMA EMBRACES CASTRO-COMMUNISM Dqban22 8/16/2015 The Catholic Magazine “Ideal” couldn’t better describe the ceremony of raising the American flag at the U.S. embassy in Havana:“Another unpardonable treason…”“Absent at the ceremony were:” “Thousands murdered by Castro’s firing squads.”“Thousands of political prisoners.”“Thousands drowned at sea.”“Millions of Exiles.”“Millions of divided families.”“Millions of unborn babies.”“Three generations living in material And spiritual poverty.”One of the most used ad nauseam arguments to justify the unconditional surrender of president Obama to the Cuban Stalinist regime is that over 50 years U.S. commercial embargo against the Cuban communist regime did not work and that it damaged the...
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Take To The Streets In Brazil Demanding President's Impeachment

    08/16/2015 11:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/16/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Protests are underway in Brazil as hundreds of thousands take to the streets to call for the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff. Here's Bloomberg: An estimated 25,000 protesters in Brasilia marched toward Congress, chanting against Rousseff and corruption, carried a long banner demanding “Impeachment Now.” Rouseff monitored proceedings from her official residence, due to meet with some of her cabinet in the afternoon, said Justice Minister Jose Eduardo Cardozo. Protest in #Rio #Brazil: "Military intervention is not a crime" via @tariqpanja UNBELIEVABLE. pic.twitter.com/S8kcJmUJnq— juliana barbassa (@jbarbassa) August 16, 2015 Background: was chairwoman from 2003 to 2010. When the world’s foremost...
  • The Blessed Peace-Fakers

    08/16/2015 8:45:03 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | August 16, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    What Obama is pursing in Iran and Cuba isn’t peace.....The list of countries designated by the United States as state sponsors of terrorism is a pretty exclusive club, a veritable Legion of Doom populated by the likes of North Korea and Syria. The Obama administration has, for reasons that seem to be mainly political, shown extraordinary solicitude toward two countries that were on the State Department’s list when he became president: Cuba and Iran. Cuba has been removed from the list — “Cuba meets the statutory criteria for rescission” was the State Department’s bloodless explanation — and John Kerry has...
  • U.S. military looks into moving some Guantanamo detainees to military sites: media [w/in CONUS]

    08/15/2015 11:21:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/15/15
    The U.S. Department of Defense is sending a team to military installations in Kansas and South Carolina to investigate the possibility of relocating some Guantanamo Bay prisoners to U.S. soil, media outlets reported on Saturday. Fox News and CNN said the Pentagon on Friday notified the U.S. Congress that the team was already visiting the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and would then survey the naval brig at Charleston, South Carolina, in the coming weeks. Republicans, who control Congress, swiftly condemned the idea of moving detainees into the United States and close to major military posts, according to Fox...
  • Cuba: In Sharp Contrast to Nets, Jake Tapper Provided Dissident Coverage

    08/15/2015 11:51:45 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 15, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    As Kyle Drennen pointed out yesterday, the major networks almost completely avoided any coverage of dissidents when reporting on the American flag being raised at the newly-reopened U.S. embassy in Havana. However, there was one report at CNN that stood out in sharp contrast to their reticence to criticize the Castro regime. That was the report by Jake Tapper on The Lead in which he provided an in-depth interview with one of the leading Cuban dissidents.
  • Cuba witnessing Christianity boom as Bible copies pour into communist-ruled country

    08/15/2015 6:07:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 08/15/2015 | Monica Cantilero
    Christianity is booming in communist-ruled Cuba, and one indication of this is the continuing inflow of tens of thousands of Bibles which are distributed to the faithful in the country's more than 1,000 churches. Last month, some 83,000 copies of the Bible poured into the country courtesy of the International Missions Board. The copies of the Bible are distributed by the Baptist Convention in Cuba. The American Bible Society, which claims to have "strong relations with Cuban churches, both Catholic and Protestant," also started its "Million Bible Mission" last year. About 60,000 Bibles were imported and distributed to the faithful...
  • Rubio on BOR - he is out (Vanity)

    08/14/2015 8:50:48 PM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 56 replies
    When Rubio is asked, "are you going to going say that Hillary Clinton is dishonest?" He replied "we don't need any drama in the white house." The Cuban boy has no balls and my do not for list has been updated.
  • Watch Your Back, Bernie

    08/14/2015 3:15:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What does it say about the Democrat Party bench, folks, that if it isn't Hillary, look at who's thinking about getting in. Biden. Biden hadn't made it past a Democrat primary yet in the two or three times he's tried. Kerry? John Kerry, really? Already lost in 2004. "Yeah, Rush, but that was before the Iran deal." That's my point. "And, Rush, it was before he raised the flag over Cuba." Right. So all this stuff's gonna help him. Right, right. And then Gore, Algore? Another loser. This is the Democrat Party bench? You know what it means? It...
  • John Kerry: Cuba Can Help Us Combat Climate Change

    08/14/2015 6:39:19 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 8-14-2015 | Charlie Spiering
    During the ceremony raising the American flag over the newly opened U.S. embassy in Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged the Castro brothers and the Cuban people to join the fight against climate change. “After all we are neighbors, and neighbors will always have much to discuss,” Kerry said, pointing to serious, tough, complex issues like protecting the marine environment and the fight against climate change.
  • Dems Fear They're About to Go Under

    08/14/2015 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: They are all excited in the Drive-By Media. The American flag was raised today over the American embassy in Havana, Cuba. Such a great day for the Drive-Bys, such a great day for the American left, and such a great day for Fidel Castro. Victory for Fidel Castro is considered victory for the American media. Here is a media montage of how it all went down... MATT LAUER: (b-roll noise) For the first time in 54 years an American flag will be raised at the US Embassy in Havana! SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Now to the historic moment that is set...
  • Havana cardinal delivered letter from Pope Francis to President Obama [gay activist go-between]

    08/14/2015 5:28:41 PM PDT · by jobim · 3 replies
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | 8/13/15 | Nora Gamez Torres
    Three months before the historic announcement in December that the U.S. would re-establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba, Havana’s Cardinal Jaime Ortega made a trip to the White House and hand delivered a letter from Pope Francis to President Barack Obama. The meeting was sensitive enough to be kept under the radar - the Cuban cardinal’s name did not appear in the White House visitors’ log. The pope’s letter, addressed to Obama, offered to “help in any way possible” in negotiations with Cuba.... A key player, according to the authors: The Trimpa Group, a lobbying business with offices in Denver...
  • DoD teams surveying US military sites for potential Gitmo transfers, lawmakers vow fight

    08/14/2015 2:04:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Lucas Tomlinson
    The Department of Defense notified lawmakers Friday that teams will visit two military installations in the United States — Fort Leavenworth in Kansas and the Naval Brig in Charleston, S.C. — to conduct “site surveys” looking into transferring a “limited number” of Guantanamo detainees, Pentagon and Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The move, coming on the same day Secretary of State John Kerry marked the re-opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, has already triggered a backlash on Capitol Hill. But, despite existing congressional restrictions on moving the detainees to U.S. soil, the notice itself suggests officials are wasting...
  • Kerry in Cuba: ‘I Feel Very Much at Home Here’

    08/14/2015 9:07:24 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/14/2015 | Pam Key
    Friday, at the U.S. embassy in Cuba flag-raising ceremony celebrating the re-establishment of diplomatic relations, Secretary of State John Kerry said he felt “very much at home” in the country ruled by the authoritarian Castro regime.
  • Venezuela Says Pushing for OPEC, Russia Action to Stem Oil Fall

    08/12/2015 5:45:21 AM PDT · by thackney · 24 replies
    Rig Zone ^ | August 12, 2015 | Reuters
    Cash-strapped Venezuela is pushing for an emergency OPEC meeting and joint coordination with Russia to stem a tumble in oil prices, President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday night. "We're working towards a special OPEC meeting, in coming days we'll announce .... We're making contacts with OPEC governments," Maduro said during an hours-long televised broadcast. "We're evaluating the possibility that a very high ranking OPEC meeting be called, and that in coordination with the Russian Federation, President Vladimir Putin, we can advance in taking a series of actions to defend the oil market in the face of this latest fall," he...
  • Local TV Station running Obama State Dept propaganda video as NEWS

    08/14/2015 3:48:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    8/14/15
    No link....could not find it on site. But I just tuned in to the Miami Fox station.....they are running STATE DEPARTMENT INTERVIEWS with some vets who are going to be in Havana today for the flag raising dog and pony show in Cuba. The Obama worship runs deep.
  • Being the ex-President's daughter pays off: Hugo Chavez's daughter is Venezuela's richest woman

    08/13/2015 11:21:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/11/2015 | Pete D'Amato
    The daughter of Hugo Chavez, the former president who once declared 'being rich is bad,' may be the wealthiest woman in Venezuela, according to evidence reportedly in the hands of Venezuelan media outlets. Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president's second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2billion, Diario las Americas reports. ... Others close to Chavez managed to build up great personal wealth that was kept outside the petrostate. Alejandro Andrade, who served as Venezuela’s treasury minister from 2007 to 2010 and was reportedly a close associate of Chavez, was discovered to have $11.2billion in...
  • US-Cuba National Puke Day-Meeting of Prodigal Sons of Communism's Zombie Like Life Will Die Twice

    08/14/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    US GOVT ^ | August 14, 2015 | US State Dept
    Read Secretary of State Kerry's eloquent words on National Puke Day U.S. Department of State "For more than half a century, #USCuba relations have been suspended in the amber of Cold War politics." - Secretary Kerry delivering remarks at the Flag Raising Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, August 14, 2015 We have been suspended in AMBER as it relates to Castro's prison island.
  • Kerry raises flag at new U.S. embassy in Cuba

    08/14/2015 5:14:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/14/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Why would Cuba change when the U.S. is giving them everything they want without requiring anything in return? When Donald Trump says Obama and Kerry are terrible negotiators, you think this might be what he’s talking about? For more than 50 years, the U.S. has been trying to get Cuba to restore political freedom and human rights, and we’ve cut off diplomatic relations and instituted an economic embargo until they do. They refuse. So what do Obama and Kerry do? Not only do they restore diplomatic relations, but they also push the Republican Congress (which is having none of it)...
  • Castro: US Owes Millions (from Sex Tourism)

    08/13/2015 11:03:44 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Freep | 8/13/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Sultan of Knish: Death of the LeftThe embargo didn’t turn Cuba into a hellhole whose main tourism industry is inviting progressive Canadian pedophiles to rape its children. Castro did that with help from the dead guy on the red t-shirts. “One of the greatest benefits of the revolution is that even our prostitutes are college graduates,” Castro told Oliver Stone. In real life, his prostitutes are lucky if they graduated from elementary school. American admirers eager to get to Havana claim to be worried that Starbucks will ruin their Socialist paradise. What really worries them is that American businesses might...
  • Cuba dissidents won't attend US Embassy event

    08/12/2015 11:23:25 AM PDT · by yoe · 6 replies
    My Way ^ | August 12, 2019 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN
    The Obama administration doesn't plan to invite Cuban dissidents to Secretary of State John Kerry's historic flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday, vividly illustrating how U.S. policy is shifting focus from the island's opposition to its single-party government. Instead, Kerry intends to meet more quietly with prominent activists later in the day, officials said. The Cuban opposition has occupied the center of U.S. policy toward the island since the nations cut diplomatic relations in 1961. The Cuban government labels its domestic opponents as traitorous U.S. mercenaries. As the two countries have moved to restore relations, Cuba has...
  • America Naively Swoons While Communist Cuba Cracks Down

    08/11/2015 7:25:42 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 9 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-11 | Benjamin Weingarten
    What is it about dictatorships that make Americans swoon? Juxtaposing two recent articles published within 24 hours of each other on Cuba is instructive. First, a Wall Street Journal article titled "Amid Thaw, First Authorized U.S. Yacht Sails to Cuba on Hopes of Travel Surge" reads: The 78-foot Still Water docked in the marina late Wednesday after a four-hour jaunt. Aboard the sleek yacht were three crew and 12 passengers eager to see Cuba before the sharp economic and social change that many Americans expect to sweep the country as a long-frozen U.S.-Cuba relationship thaws. Some also hoped to sniff out business...
  • Venezuela's embattled president is acting as if he wants to annex 2/3 (Guyana) shortened

    08/10/2015 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 8/10/15 | Martin De Angelis
    "In defense of the homeland" is President Nicolas Maduro's renewed public speech, reframed in a manner to evoke patriotic emotions and divert the attention from the domestic emergency. Venezuela is suffering an economic meltdown with chronic food shortages and nearly 120% inflation (this year alone) fueling outbreaks of street violence. Companies operating there are facing increased political risks. After days of unrest and turmoil, with mobs looting supermarkets in search for living goods and food in several cities, the government has announced the expropriation of Nestlé distribution warehouses and depots, the country's biggest food company, as well PepsiCo, Cargill, and...
  • THE OVERCOMER'S SHIELD [ Charismatic Caucus]

    08/06/2015 10:51:22 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible , Jedediah
    Deuteronomy passages are about to come True, My WORD spoken over you , My blessings to the righteous and pure in Heart, It is the first place I look and where I always start! For your Heart IS your Wellspring so it can not lie to Me, It always reveals the truth of who you are and will be, So let your Yes be Yes and your No remain No. Stand on My WORD and I will never let you go! But waiver in your belief That I AM the One and Only True God?! And you will live in...
  • Cuba Emerges as Paradise for Gay Tourism

    08/03/2015 3:14:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    laht.com ^ | Aug. 3, 2015
    HAVANA – As tourism flourishes in Cuba the island is emerging as a destination for the LGBT community and a travel agency specializing in packages for those customers is already in operation. Pioneering the business are the owners of Mi Cayito Cuba, a Web-based intermediary between “gay-friendly Cuban private initiative and clients around the world,” company director Alain Castillo, a Cuban who lives in Madrid, told EFE. “The island has great potential as a space for coexistence,” said the 35-year-old entrepreneur who wants to contribute to “the visibility and improvement of the LGBT collective” in the country. “We are open...
  • Ted Cruz's father makes campaign stops in Hamilton, Holland (Michigan)

    07/31/2015 6:46:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 7 replies
    Hollandsentinal.com ^ | 7/31/15 | By Staff report
    Holland, Mich. Pastor Rafael Cruz made two campaign stops in the Holland area Friday, July 31, as a part of his speaking tour in support of his son, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — one of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls. Rafael Cruz held court over breakfast at the Trestle Stop in Hamilton before moving to the Southside Inn on 35th Street in Holland from 10-11 a.m. Born in Cuba, Rafael Cruz legally immigrated to the U.S. as a young man and worked to put himself through engineering school at the University of Texas. He has been actively speaking and campaigning for...
  • (Socialist Utopia) Venezuela Increasingly Looks Like A War Zone

    08/02/2015 10:29:26 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    ZeroHedbe.com ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    HyperinflationOver the years, we have repeatedly poked fun at the transformation of Venezuela into a "socialist utopia" - an economy in a state of terminal collapse, where the destruction of the currency (one black market Bolivar is now worth 107 times less than the official currency's exchange rate) and the resulting hyperinflation is only matched be barren wasteland that local stores have transformed into now that conventional supply chains are irreparably broken. Just this past Wednesday we showed a clip of what is currently taking place inside Venezuela supermarkets, noting that "the hyperinflationary collapse in Venezuela is reaching its terminal...
  • Florida MUSLIM who plotted WMD beach plot had been CLEARED for Key West AIRPORT

    07/30/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 07/30/2015 | Pamela Geller
    is only a matter a time. You have to be right 100% of the time — and with Obama importing whole Muslim communities from jihad nations, it is impossible. Which is why we have seen this spike in jihad terror attacks (Chattanooga, Boston, Garland …..). The idea that you cannot profile for jihad is suicidal. It is submission to Islamic supremacism. A Florida man charged earlier this week in an alleged Islamic State-inspired plot to detonate a bomb on a crowded beach was once cleared to work at the Key West International Airport, where his job provided him direct access...
  • US Navy investigates health concerns near Guantanamo court

    07/29/2015 5:56:00 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | July, 29, 2015 | AP
    MEXICO CITY – A complaint lodged with the Pentagon has prompted the U.S. Navy to look into the possible presence of anything that may cause cancer in a section of the base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a military spokeswoman said Tuesday.
  • U.S. Navy investigates report of cancer cluster at Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 7:31:57 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2015 | By David Rohde
    NEW YORK--The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there. At least seven civilians and military members who worked on detainee trials at Guantanamo Bay have been diagnosed with cancer, according to the complaint, which was filed with the U.S. Defense Department’s Office of the Inspector General. The complaint calls on American military officials to remove personnel from court facilities on the base and test them and the base...
  • Obama has a controversial new plan for closing Guantanamo

    07/27/2015 3:25:05 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 24 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 27 2015 | Matt Spetalnick
    A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military prison will call for the transfer to US prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama's counterterrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents. Outlining the White House proposal that will soon be sent to Congress, Lisa Monaco, one of Obama's top national-security aides, told the Aspen Security Conference on Saturday that the US would step up the transfers of 52 detainees cleared for resettlement in other countries. The plan calls for the rest of the inmates at the US naval base in...
  • Half of Cuba men's hockey team defects

    07/26/2015 2:00:18 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 26, 2015
    Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Half of the Cuban men's field hockey team at the Pan American Games in Toronto defected to the United States, a player and sources close to the Cuban delegation said. The sources said eight of the 16 Cuban players had deserted, while team member Roger Aguilera put the number at seven, just the latest in a rash of Cuban defections across several sports. "Everyone knows what happened to our team, we have seven of them in the United States," said Aguilera, after the decimated Cubans were hammered 13-0 by Trinidad and Tobago. Short of manpower, Cuba...
  • Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on jihad terrorism charges

    07/24/2015 4:32:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 7/24/15 | Robert Spencer
    Gitmo recidivism shouldn’t surprise anyone. Absolutely nothing was done at Guantanamo to disabuse the inmates of their jihadist beliefs. On the contrary, the Qur’an was treated with the utmost respect by the Infidel guards, who didn’t even defile it with their Infidel hands, but handled it only with gloves. That and more only reinforced the Islamic supremacist core beliefs of the prisoners, when they should have been confronted and challenged. “Belgium arrests two ex-Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges,” by Robin Emmott, Reuters, July 24, 2015: Belgium has arrested two former detainees of Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the...
  • CUBAN SPY CENTER OPENS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    07/24/2015 5:43:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    "Intelligence trafficker to the world" sets up shop in the nation's capital. “It [the Cuban embassy opening] is going to be a celebration on our part,” gushed Gustavo Machin, deputy director for U.S. affairs at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry. “Many Americans who have supported the Cuban Revolution will be among the 500 celebrants at the new Embassy.” Despite the innocuous professional title the mainstream media insists on using for Gustavo Machin, he’s actually a KGB-trained Cuban spy who was burnt and booted from the U.S. back in 2003 shortly before the invasion of Iraq. He was among 14 other Cuban spies...
  • Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works

    07/23/2015 6:35:28 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | July 22, 2015 | By Maya Rhodan
    The Obama Administration is drafting a plan to finally close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Wednesday, racing against the clock to fulfill a long-delayed promise by President Obama before his time in office runs out. “The Administration is in the final stages of drafting a plan to safely and responsibly close the prison at Guantanamo Bay and to present that plan to Congress,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Wednesday. Earnest said closing the prison is in the national security interest of the United States. One of Obama’s first moves as President was to pledge...
  • Cuban Spy Center Opens in Washington, D.C.

    07/23/2015 8:02:12 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 10 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 7/23/2015 | Humberto Fontova
    “It [the Cuban embassy opening] is going to be a celebration on our part,” gushed Gustavo Machin, deputy director for U.S. affairs at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry. “Many Americans who have supported the Cuban Revolution will be among the 500 celebrants at the new Embassy.” Despite the innocuous professional title the mainstream media insists on using for Gustavo Machin, he’s actually a KGB-trained Cuban spy who was burnt and booted from the U.S. back in 2003 shortly before the invasion of Iraq. He was among 14 other Cuban spies suspected of trafficking in U.S. military secrets (more on this shortly.) The...
  • GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

    07/23/2015 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 7:44 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama’s moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation. The Senate Appropriations Committee also voted to block enforcement of a law prohibiting banks and other U.S. businesses from financing sales of U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. The Obama administration issued rules in January to significantly ease travel restrictions to Cuba and allow regularly scheduled flights for the first time. The Senate Appropriations Committee 18-12 vote comes just days after the U.S. and Cuba formally...
  • White House In ‘Final Stages’ Of Plan To Close Guantanamo Bay

    07/23/2015 6:50:23 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 26 replies
    fox news ^ | 7-22-2015 | Charlie Spiering, Breitbart
    President Obama is in the final stages of drafting a plan to close Guantanamo Bay, confirmed White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest to reporters this afternoon. Obama plans to present the plan to Congress in the coming days, Earnest added, calling it a priority for Obama as he prepares to leave office. Earnest lectured that Republican members of Congress who block efforts to close the prison were on the wrong side of the debate, arguing that “closing the prison is actually in the national security interests of the United States.”
  • White House ‘in final stages’ of crafting plan to close Gitmo

    07/22/2015 12:11:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 22, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The White House is in the “final stages of drafting a plan” to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, officials said Wednesday. President Obama has made closing the facility a top priority since his early days in office, but he has encountered resistance on Capitol Hill and still faces the thorny question of what to do with terrorist prisoners who cannot be transferred and cannot be brought to trial in U.S. courts.
  • Venezuelan farmers ordered to hand over produce to state

    07/22/2015 8:31:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 115 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Harriet Alexander
    Venezuela's embattled government has taken the drastic step of forcing food producers to sell their produce to the state, in a bid to counter the ever-worsening shortages. Farmers and manufacturers who produce milk, pasta, oil, rice, sugar and flour have been told to supply between 30 per cent and 100 per cent of their products to the state stores. Shortages, rationing and queues outside supermarkets have become a way of life for Venezuelans, as their isolated country battles against rigid currency controls and a shortage of US dollars – making it difficult for Venezuelans to find imported goods.
  • Freedom-loving Americans find Cuban flag an offensive symbol, demand it be taken down

    07/20/2015 4:19:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/20/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    utliberal@utliberal The Cuban flag goes up, the confederate flag came down. Who says Obama is not transformational? 9:37 AM - 20 Jul 2015 · Salt Lake City, UT, United States
  • Flag Just Raised In Washington Wasn’t American, And People Are FURIOUS

    07/20/2015 8:02:01 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies
    New Resistance.com ^ | July 20,2015 | Sean Brown
    As we witness the systematic destruction of America at the hands of Barack Obama, a flag was just raised in Washington that wasn’t American, and it’s safe to say there’s quite a few people who are unhappy about it.