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  • France's Hollande backs US on Syria action

    08/30/2013 4:04:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | August 30, 2013 | bbc
    The French president has said a vote by UK MPs against involvement in military strikes on Syria has not changed France's resolve to take firm action. Francois Hollande said all options were being considered, and that a strike within days was not ruled out. His comments came after US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said Washington would continue to seek a coalition for possible military action. However, Germany said it would not participate in military action. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told the Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung newspaper that "such participation has not been sought nor is it being considered". Russia welcomed the...
  • France Backs U.S. on Syria Action [Obama & Hollande are socialist warmongers]

    08/30/2013 4:53:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    President François Hollande of France on Friday offered strong support for international military action against the Syrian government, supporting the Obama administration just a day after the British Parliament rejected Minister Prime David Cameron’s call for intervention.
  • What's So Great About Coalitions?

    08/30/2013 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | August 30, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    This week the United Kingdom, with the support of the U.S. and France, scrambled -- in vain -- to get the approval of the United Nations Security Council for a military strike on Syria. I can certainly understand why some see this as a legal or political necessity. International law says that nations should seek approval of the Security Council before attacking other nations. That means if the United States attacks Syria without U.N. approval, President Obama will open himself to the charge from the left of being even more of an international war criminal than George W. Bush, who...
  • Europe warns Assad against attacking Israel

    08/29/2013 2:07:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.29.13, 10:10 | Elior Levy
    Syrian President Bashar Assad has been warned against attacking Israel in case of a strike on his country, senior officials in the European Union told Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper. According to the officials, Assad realizes that a potential Western assault would be a response to his army’s use of chemical weapons and not as a means to affect the current balance of power in Syria. …
  • Obama Embraces the Imperial Presidency

    08/28/2013 9:39:15 AM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 28, 2013 | John Fund
    Suddenly liberals are comfortable with monarchical war-making powers. British prime minister David Cameron has recalled Parliament from summer vacation for a special session on Thursday, where there will be “a clear government motion and vote on the United Kingdom’s response to chemical weapons attacks,” Cameron promised on Twitter. President Obama has a different view. The U.S. government’s Voice of America reports: “Pressed about calls for congressional authorization, White House spokesman Jay Carney Tuesday indicated the president believes consulting with congressional leaders is enough.” Oh my, how liberals have learned to love the imperial presidency they used to so scorn when...
  • The aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to be sent to Syrian coast?

    08/27/2013 8:25:58 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 34 replies
    Challenge ^ | 27-08-2013
    EXCLUSIVE The aircraft carrier, which is emerging from a long technical stop in Toulon, should reach U.S. ships already off Syria. The Staff of the Armed Forces denied this. According to a source close to the defense minister, the French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle will soon reach the "Mediterranean theater somewhere between Cyprus and Syria." The same source indicates that "the decision was made, even if it is not official yet." The nuclear aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Navy, is operational again after a refurbishment carried out during a technical stop for several months at the shipyard DCNS...
  • Libya's oil chaos deepens as armed group shuts pipeline

    08/27/2013 6:25:59 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 14 replies
    GMA News ^ | August 28, 2013 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Julia Payne
    Libya's largest western oilfields closed when an armed group shut down the pipeline linking them to ports, its deputy oil minister said on Tuesday, reducing its oil output to a trickle. ...
  • Turkish FM speaks to French counterpart over Syria

    08/25/2013 7:46:40 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    World Bulletin ^ | Saturday, August 24, 2013 | News Desk
    Davutoglu and Fabius called the chemical attack a "crime against humanity", stressing the need for an urgent inspection on the attack by the UN officials, who are still in Damascus Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a phone conversation on Friday with the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius regarding a recent claim of use of chemical weapons in Syria. Turkish diplomatic sources told the Anadolu Agency that the two top diplomats discussed mainly Wednesday's chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of the Syrian capital of Damascus that killed at least 1,300 civilians. Both stressed that the attack was a "crime...
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...

    08/23/2013 6:07:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Worldcrunch ^ | 8/23/2013
    PARIS - Specially-trained Syrian rebel fighters, alongside US, Israeli and Jordanian forces, have crossed the border into Syria as an unprecedented assault begins against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, French daily Le Figaro reports Friday.The newspaper cites military sources saying the operation began last week in the southern Syrian region of Deraa. The sources say that some 300 Syrians, as well as an unspecified number of Israeli, Jordanian and CIA commandos, crossed the border from Jordan into Syria on August 17, before a second group entered the country two days later.Le Figaro reports report that military camps have been established at the Jordanian border...
  • American, Israeli And Jordanian Troops And CIA Agents Have Entered Syria, Le Figaro Reports

    08/22/2013 2:00:34 PM PDT · by Errant · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 22 August, 2013 | Tyler Durden
    We have yet to see secondary confirmation of the following breaking news from the second largest French newspaper, Le Figaro, but if accurate, it means the Nobel Peace Prize winning president has just engaged in yet another unsanctioned by Congress war.
  • Serena Williams: I Don't Live in Paris Because of the New 75% Income Tax Rate

    08/23/2013 4:02:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 23, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    tennis star Serena Williams thinks France's top 75 percent income tax rate "doesn't seem legal." On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Williams took her criticism further telling host David Letterman that although she loves the city and spends a great deal of her time there, "I don't live in Paris. You know, they have that new tax rule which is like 75" ... So Williams won't live in Paris because of the taxes, but she would have voted for the tax-hiking Barack
  • France calls for 'force' over Syria chemical arms

    08/22/2013 3:23:37 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 8/22/2013 | The Local
    France is seeking a reaction with "force" if a massacre in Syria involving chemical weapons is confirmed, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Thursday. "If it is proven, France's position is that there must be a reaction," Fabius told BFM-TV, speaking of a "reaction with force" while judging it "impossible" to send in ground troops. "There are possibilities for responding," he said without elaborating. The convulsions, pinpoint pupils and laboured breathing seen in victims of the alleged chemical attack in Syria could be symptoms of nerve gas, experts said Thursday, but only blood and urine samples can provide proof.
  • Obama's Crony Capitalism (PIMCO Management Now in Bed with the White House)

    01/08/2013 7:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Reason ^ | 01/08/2013 | Ira Stoll
    On the Friday before Christmas, President Obama announced that he was appointing Mohamed A. El-Erian, the CEO of Pacific Investment Management Company, as the chairman of his Global Development Council. The announcement didn’t get much attention, but it should. It exemplifies what’s wrong with Obama’s approach to economic policy, which amounts to: insult rich people as “fat cats,” raise their taxes, and then choose a favored few of them for special access. If you’re not familiar with El-Erian, you must not be watching CNBC or attending the World Economic Forum at Davos. The son of an Egyptian ambassador to France...
  • Roman Paris Was Not In Paris, But Nanterre

    02/27/2004 12:19:40 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 365+ views
    Expatica ^ | 2-26-2004
    Roman Paris was not in Paris, but Nanterre PARIS, Feb 26 (AFP) - The historic Paris - the Gallic town of Lutetia captured by Julius Caesar in 52 BC - lay not on the island in the centre of the modern French capital but in a suburb 10 kilometres (six miles) to the west, according to archaeological evidence published on Thursday. Recent excavations at a building site in the suburb of Nanterre have brought to light a pre-Roman settlement that far outstrips in density and sophistication traces discovered on the Ile de la Cite - until now regarded as the...
  • Divers find Caesar bust that may date to 46 B.C.

    05/14/2008 7:32:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies · 243+ views ^ | 05/13/2008 | Staff
    In this undated image released by France's Culture Ministry Tuesday May 13, 2008, a life size marble bust of Julius Cesar is seen. The bust, probably dated 46 BC, was discovered last year after underwater searches in the Rhone River near Arles, southern France. (AP Photo/Culture Ministry, C. Chary) Divers trained in archaeology discovered a marble bust of an aging Caesar in the Rhone River that France's Culture Ministry said Tuesday could be the oldest known. The life-sized bust showing the Roman ruler with wrinkles and hollows in his face is tentatively dated to 46 B.C. Divers uncovered the...
  • Security Council meets on alleged Syrian chemical attack

    08/21/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 23 replies
    Debka ^ | August 21, 2013, 7:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
    France, Britain and the US have called an emergency Security Council meeting for Wednesday night 2200 hours (Israeli time) on the alleged Syrian chemical attack which the opposition claims killed 1,300 people. DEBKAfile: Any resolution condemning the Assad regime will be blocked by Russian and Chinese vetoes. Moscow has meanwhile called for “a fair and professional investigation” into the alleged chemical attack
  • Al Qaeda threat to France played down by minister

    08/20/2013 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 20 Aug 2013 12:20 GMT+02:00 | Dan MacGuill
    French Interior Minister Manuel Valls has talked down Al Qaeda’s threat to attack France’s rail network, after revelations in a German newspaper this week. Valls reiterated however that “a terrorist threat is present” in France. Valls was responding to claims in German newspaper Bild on Monday, that the US National Security Agency had listened in on a senior-level Al Qaeda teleconference, when plans to target Europe’s rail system were discussed. … Valls, for his part, reiterated that France was currently on a “Level Red” terrorist alert—the second-highest available threat level. …
  • French teen ‘attacked for wearing Muslim veil’

    08/20/2013 6:08:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 13 Aug 2013 18:09 GMT+02:00 | Dan MacGuill
    France witnessed another apparent incident of violent Islamophobia on Tuesday, after it was reported that a 16-year-old girl in the suburbs of Paris was attacked and had her Islamic veil torn off her face. The teen victim was leaving a friend’s house in Trappes, the same Paris suburb that saw violent clashes between youths and police last month, at around 5.45 pm on Monday, when two “European-looking” men confronted her near Square Berlioz, according to reports in French media. The victim reported her assailants shouted racist and anti-Muslim insults at her before brandishing a boxcutter. She said they then tore...
  • Dem Senator: I'm Embarrassed to Go to Europe Because Some Americans Lack Health Insurance

    08/17/2013 8:38:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 17, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    Democratic senator Mary Landrieu says she's embarrassed to go to places in Europe like France and Spain because some Americans do not have health insurance. Landrieu, who is up for reelection in 2014, represents the state of Louisiana. “People are scared when they’re sick, and they’re much stronger when they’re well,” Landrieu said at a Friday lunch, according to the American Press. “It’s embarrassing to me to go to places like France and Spain ... and their workers all manage to have health insurance that can’t be taken away.” The report adds: Landrieu said Louisiana has “more working people that...