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  • What's the Proper Term for the National & International String-Pullers? - Vanity

    06/14/2014 10:10:32 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 46 replies
    6/14/14 | dagogo redux
    As the intensity and ferocity of national and international events seems to accelerate towards chaos, it seems to me and many others that all this is unfolding by human design. Forces at work on national and international levels seem to have been coordinating just such a climax for many years. It often appears that opposing interests are merely battling it out, but then there is often the sense that the appearance of opposing interests is merely an illusion put forth to keep us off guard as to what is actually happening on a larger scale. Is there a grand conspiracy,...
  • George Soros Speaks Before the United States State Department

    05/14/2014 6:14:27 PM PDT · by mgist · 40 replies
    american Thinker ^ | 5/14/14 | Victor Keith
    Secretary of State John Kerry introduced billionaire George Soros, at a State Department forum held on Tuesday at the George C. Marshall Center, according to the Washington Free Beacon. The State Department stressed that this is “an in-house event for department employees only, not a public or press event”. Apparently the wisdom to be conveyed by Mr. Soros is only fit for the ears of federal bureaucrats who understand the nuances and “greater good” of currency manipulation. So now we are now living in an America where one is told that Dr. Condoleezza Rice is not worthy to speak at...
  • Egyptians back constitution, opening way to Sisi presidential run

    01/17/2014 10:09:21 AM PST · by opentalk · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 16, 2014 | Tom Perry and Maggie Fick
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians overwhelmingly approved a new constitution by referendum, state media reported on Thursday, a widely expected outcome that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ever closer to a bid for the presidency. The vote advances a transition plan the military-backed government unveiled after deposing Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last July following mass unrest over his rule. The constitution won wide support among the many Egyptians who favored Mursi's removal. The Muslim Brotherhood had called for a boycott, saying the vote was part of a coup that deposed an elected leader and revived a brutal police state....
  • Hillary's Benghazi investigator confirms Egypt link

    09/25/2013 5:48:10 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 9/25/2013 | Aaron Klein
    In a development unreported by news media, the State Department’s lead Benghazi investigator, Thomas Pickering, apparently leaked important classified information at a House hearing last week on the Sept. 11, 2012, Benghazi attack. Pickering revealed there is evidence that an Egyptian organization was behind the attack on the U.S. mission that killed U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He further refused to deny there was a plan to kidnap Stevens. Pickering was the author of the State Department’s 39-page Accountability Review Board report, or ARB, which largely absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top State officials...
  • This day in history: Remembering Sandy Berger

    07/19/2013 9:21:51 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    FR -historical ^ | 7/19/13 | Baynative
    On July 19, 2004, it was revealed that the U.S. Justice Department was investigating Berger for unauthorized removal of classified documents in October 2003 from a National Archives reading room prior to testifying before the 9/11 Commission. The documents were five classified copies of a single report commissioned from Richard Clarke covering internal assessments of the Clinton Administration's handling of the unsuccessful 2000 millennium attack plots. An associate of Berger said Berger took one copy in September 2003 and four copies in October 2003.
  • Egypt crisis: Mansour appoints ElBaradei as interim PM

    07/06/2013 12:02:34 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 6 July 2013 Last updated at 14:25 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister. He was appointed following crisis talks led by President Adly Mahmud Mansour - three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. The move has in turn triggered mass unrest by supporters of Mr Morsi. Mr ElBaradei - a former head of the UN's nuclear watchdog - is expected to be sworn in later on Saturday. He and other party leaders attended a meeting called by Mr Mansour on Saturday. Mr ElBaradei leads an alliance of liberal and left-wing parties, the National Salvation...
  • ElBaradei to become Egyptian PM

    07/06/2013 10:20:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6 July 2013 | Last updated at 13:09 ET
    Leading liberal Egyptian politician Mohamed ElBaradei is to be named prime minister, the BBC understands. Mena state news agency says he is meeting interim President Adly Mahmud Mansour, three days after the army removed Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi amid growing nationwide unrest. …
  • Obama 'deeply concerned' by Egyptian military's removal of Morsi

    07/03/2013 4:13:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 120 replies
    politico44 ^ | 7/3/13 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama is "deeply concerned" by the Egyptian Armed Forces' decision to remove President Mohamed Morsi from power Wednesday and hopes to see the military quickly return authority to a democratic government. "The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people," Obama said in a statement released nearly four hours after the Egyptian military announced it had removed Morsi from his post. Obama spent part of the afternoon leading a meeting in the Situation Room with members of his national...
  • Larry Summers has an edge in the race to head the Federal Reserve

    05/27/2013 3:43:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    FT.com ^ | 5/27/13 | Edward Luce
    Copyright blocked or sumthin' .. article at link..
  • Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas

    05/09/2008 1:44:52 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 157+ views
    Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas Barack Obama had criticised former President Jimmy Carter for holding direct talks with Hamas Tom Baldwin in Washington One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed today that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas - prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him. Robert Malley told The Times he had regularly been in contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza but is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution...
  • Obama's evasion (surrounded by anti-Israeli hacks)

    02/29/2008 1:14:43 PM PST · by pissant · 14 replies · 124+ views
    Powerline ^ | 3/1/08 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Washington Post reports on the efforts of Barack Obama and his campaign to "rebuff[] challenges on his Israel stance." Part of that "challenge" relates, of course, to his foreign policy advisers some of whom, the Post accurately observes, are regarded by some Jews as anti-Israel. The Post reports: Obama took on those issues in Cleveland when he told Jewish leaders that Brzezinski, a national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, is not a key adviser but merely someone he had lunch with and exchanged e-mails with "maybe three times." Malley, a State Department official in the Clinton White House...
  • Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/10/2008 12:06:44 PM PST · by pissant · 21 replies · 93+ views
    Israel Today ^ | 11/10/08 | staff
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...
  • Kerry announces more aid to Syria [$100 million]

    05/13/2013 11:17:05 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | May 9, 2013 | Jill Dougherty
    Meeting in Rome with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that the United States would provide an additional $100 million in humanitarian assistance for refugees fleeing the fighting in Syria, bringing the total amount of aid to $510 million. Kerry also said that he is working to bring all parties together to create a transitional government and that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would not be part of that government. Jordan, which is being inundated by a wave of Syrian refugees, will receive nearly $43 million, which will support United Nations humanitarian programs in the...
  • Darrell Issa: House Oversight Committee to depose Pickering and Mullen over Benghazi

    05/12/2013 12:11:33 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 130 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 5-12-2013 | Twitchy Staff
    May 12, 2013 Darrell Issa: House Oversight Committee to depose Pickering and Mullen over Benghazi Twitchy Staff Darrell Issa reports that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which he chairs, will depose Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Admiral Mike Mullen over Benghazi....
  • Obama Sends Man Linked With Terror Group AND George Soros to Deal With Egypt/Syria

    11/11/2008 4:04:51 PM PST · by RogerFGay · 36 replies · 381+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | November 11, 2008 | Warner Todd Huston
    News services in Israel are on fire with talk that Barack Obama has just sent a supporter of the terror group Hamas as his envoy to Syria and Egypt to relay news of his policies to come. .... ..... In September of this year, Robert Malley caused consternation among people that stand against the terror group Hamas when he went to Syria to work for a group called the International Crisis Group — a George Soros funded NGO also chaired by other doyens the far left. ...
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 10:33:42 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 145 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Montagraph
    Proof Positive - In My Opinion True Source Found For "Innocence of Muslims." (Obama)This is a Youtube video produced by user Montagraph who speculated that "Innocence of Muslims" was a false flag op. So did I. He has done a lot of work tracing numerous websites connected to the original uploading of the now famous video. His narrative starts out very slow but give it a chance. He does explain it all in detail and has sourced it all with URLs below his vid. Montagraph declines to say that his evidence is definitive so you be the judge. The internet...
  • Kony 2012: Obama Makes George Soros Richer

    03/15/2012 2:12:01 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 16 replies
    The Kony 2012 scam has been revealed and now it is time to look at Obama’s motivation to use American blood and treasure to wage war in Uganda even though Kony has not been seen for six years, is believed to be dead and American interests do not warrant this war. Follow the money. Where George Soros invests, U.S. taxpayer dollars follow. UGANDA: Recall that we recently learned U.S. taxpayer dollars were spent on the writing of Africa’s new Constitution. The obvious question is “Why”? In October 2011, WND’s Aaron Klein provided the answer [emphasis added]: Also in 2008, the...
  • Soros Think Tank Adviser: There’s No Peace Because Those Rich Jews Bribed Congress

    01/26/2012 9:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/26/12 | Jeff Dunetz
    This Salon headline will bring agreement from many anti-Semites who believe the Jews (or Zionists) control the world. Zbig: Israelis “bought influence”and outmaneuvered Obama By Zbig, the author is talking about, Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. Salon did a phone interview with the former national security adviser from his office at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, The George Soros-created progressive foreign policy think tank. The purpose of the interview was for Brzezinski to “pimp” his new book
  • Inhofe defends Obama sending 100 'advisors' to Uganda

    10/18/2011 3:41:49 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 5 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 18, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – With our current poll showing the majority of Red Dirt Report readers are skeptical or out-right against the newly-hatched American intervention in Uganda and east-central Africa, one of the craftsmen in Congress of the so-called “Plan Uganda” operation, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), is defending the this U.S. foreign policy move and our involvement there, as approved by Congress. We wrote several stories since Friday on the issue, which can be found here, here and here. Two members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation responded to our inquiries about the "Plan Uganda" operation. The Obama administration, with Secretary...
  • US deploys Special Forces Troops to Central Africa (Not-A-War Obama War #5 Begins)

    10/18/2011 12:04:32 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 12 replies
    Watertown Daily News ^ | 10-18-11 | WDN
    President Obama has dispatched 100 troops to Central Africa on a humanitarian mission to help track down a fugitive wanted for crimes against humanity. The contingent of special-operations forces began arriving Wednesday in Uganda to help train its army to search for Joseph Kony and what remains of his Lord’s Resistance Army that has terrorized Central Africa for more than 20 years. (SNIP) More troops will be sent to South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. President Obama said the “combat-equipped” troops will provide information advice and assistance to national forces and would not...
  • Panetta: African terrorists a real concern

    10/18/2011 11:46:45 AM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 15 replies
    (CBS News) Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said recently that al Qaeda terrorists may regroup in Africa, and that is why the U.S. is sending 100 Special Forces troops to one of the most violent places on Earth. The first 40 Americans have arrived in the region that includes South Sudan, scene of a long running civil war, and the Congo, site of the deadliest conflict since World War II. CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley sat down with Panetta, who said the Americans will train local forces to fight terrorists, including al Qaeda. Pelley: You're sending a hundred troops...
  • Of Philanthropists and Monsters – Rockin’ the Casbah (Egypt-ElBaradei-Soros connection)

    01/30/2011 1:36:45 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 3 replies
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 1-30-11 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Riots. We are seeing them erupt throughout the Middle East everywhere we look: Tunisia, Algeria, Albania, Yemen, Jordan and of course, Egypt. And in the wings, drooling with horrific glee, Iran is pushing and prodding for a Muslim uprising to oust the enemies of Islam – primarily the US and Israel – using their Muslim Brotherhood henchmen and utilizing Hezbollah and Hamas. And Iran’s chosen vessel for Egypt – Mohamed ElBaradei, who, until a day or two ago, was under house arrest. You remember ElBaradei right? He’s the tool for the IAEA who kept giving blessings to Iran and their...
  • ElBaradei suggests war crimes probe of Bush team

    04/22/2011 10:55:04 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2011 | CHARLES J. HANLEY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Former chief U.N. nuclear inspector Mohamed ElBaradei suggests in a new memoir that Bush administration officials should face international criminal investigation for the "shame of a needless war" in Iraq. Freer to speak now than he was as an international civil servant, the Nobel-winning Egyptian accuses U.S. leaders of "grotesque distortion" in the run-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion, when then-President George W. Bush and his lieutenants claimed Iraq possessed doomsday weapons despite contrary evidence collected by ElBaradei's and other arms inspectors inside the country.
  • Hundreds of Islamists stone Egypt's ElBaradei

    03/19/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT · by opentalk · 51 replies
    AFP ^ | March 19, 2011 | Mona Salem
    CAIRO —Islamists hurled stones and shoes at Mohamed ElBaradei, Nobel Peace laureate and a secular contender for Egypt's presidency, as he tried to vote Saturday in a referendum on constitutional amendments. ElBaradei was hit in the back by a stone thrown from the crowd of hundreds but managed to escape unhurt and slammed as "irresponsible" the holding of a referendum without adequate law and order. "We don't want you," the mob shouted, throwing stones, shoes and water at the former UN nuclear watchdog chief as he turned up at a Cairo polling station, five weeks after president Hosni Mubarak was...
  • The Next Step for Egypt’s Opposition (Elbaradei Op Ed)

    02/11/2011 4:31:27 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 19 replies
    NYT ^ | February 10, 2011 | MOHAMED ELBARADEI
    ... What needs to happen instead is a peaceful and orderly transition of power, to channel the revolutionary fervor into concrete steps for a new Egypt based on freedom and social justice. The new leaders will have to guarantee the rights of all Egyptians. They will need to dissolve the current Parliament, no longer remotely representative of the people. They will also need to abolish the Constitution, which has become an instrument of repression, and replace it with a provisional Constitution, a three-person presidential council and a transitional government of national unity. The presidential council should include a representative of...
  • Soros group: 'Normalize' Muslim Brotherhood (Urged Egypt to allow Islamist political party)

    02/10/2011 7:14:41 AM PST · by opentalk · 14 replies
    WND ^ | February 8, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    An international "crisis management" group led by billionaire George Soros long has petitioned for the Egyptian government to normalize ties with the Muslim Brotherhood. The International Crisis Group, or ICG, also released a report urging the Egyptian regime to allow the Brotherhood to establish an Islamist political party. The ICG includes on its board Mohamed ElBaradei, one of the main opposition leaders in Egypt, as well as other personalities who champion dialogue with Hamas, a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood. In a June 2008 report entitled, "Egypt's Muslim Brothers Confrontation or Integration," Soros' ICG urges the Egyptian regime to...
  • ElBaradei criticizes U.S. approach to Egypt (Game over, Iran NukeBoy Loses...)

    02/05/2011 3:56:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/5/11 | Louis Charbonneau
    It would be a "major setback" if the United States were to support either Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak or Vice President Omar Suleiman to lead a transitional government, Mohamed ElBaradei said on Saturday. ElBaradei, a veteran diplomat and leading opposition activist, was asked about reports that Washington could support Suleiman or Mubarak to lead a transitional government. "If that were true ... that would be a major setback, I can tell you that," he told Reuters in a telephone interview from Cairo. "If things that I hear today (are true), that would come down like lead on the people who...
  • ElBaradei could run for president (Soros connection lol)

    02/05/2011 12:27:49 AM PST · by bronxville · 15 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | Feb 5th, 2011 | Sylvia Westall and Shaimaa Fayed
    CAIRO/VIENNA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei said on Friday he could run in Egypt's presidential elections if the Egyptian people asked him to, denying a report in an Austrian newspaper that he would not run. "This is not true," ElBaradei said in a phone interview with Al Jazeera. "If the Egyptian people want me to continue the change process, I will not disappoint the Egyptian people." ElBaradei has tended to answer the question of whether he wants to run for president, often asked of him, by saying he was ready for a role in helping Egypt achieve political...
  • Kerry, McCain pass resolution calling for transition in Egypt

    02/03/2011 6:36:17 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 3, 2011 | Josiah Ryan
    Two key senators offered and passed a resolution on Thursday that calls for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to hand over power to a caretaker government. The resolution offered by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) also call for elections and urges that Egypt’s military demonstrate “maximum professionalism and restraint” in working to restore order. In a floor speech, McCain warned that the situation in Egypt could turn into a “genuine massacre.” “We cannot afford that, and we must do everything in our power to see that it stops,” McCain said. “This is a...
  • Obama, Code Pink and Egypt: 'There Are No Coincidences in Politics' (as seen on Glenn Beck)

    02/03/2011 3:42:54 PM PST · by kristinn · 75 replies
    Big Peace ^ | Thursday, February 3, 2011 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King
    As the cliche goes, there are no coincidences in politics. Obama fundraiser group Code Pink just happened to have arrived in Cairo last week for the group’s ninth visit there in two years as part of its campaign to undermine the Mubarak government and help Hamas, the terrorist group that controls Gaza. Code Pink and the media are trying to portray the leftist group's 'sudden' appearance in Cairo Wednesday as an act of courageous support for a democratic revolution. Nothing could be further from the truth.Code Pink protests the Mubarak government in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. February 2, 2011. Code...
  • Napolitano and Muslim Brotherhood affiliates met secretly

    02/03/2011 10:40:18 AM PST · by opentalk · 50 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | February 3, 2011 | Jim Kouri
    Last year, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet and her senior staff secretly met with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood, who are involved in the current uprising in Egypt. Walid Phares, director of the Future Terrorism Project at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, criticized the partnership concept: “Through the so-called ‘partnership’ between the Jihadi-sympathizer networks and U.S. bureaucracies, the U.S. government is invaded by militant groups.” Just recently, a Washington, DC-based legal group uncovered documents from the Department of...
  • Obama and the Shadow Socialist Group Behind Egypt’s Fall?

    02/03/2011 4:14:34 PM PST · by ml/nj · 38 replies
    WND ? ^ | Michael Savage and Greg Lewis
    This is an important article. Right now it appears to be pdf only so you have to go to the link I've given. Here's a pull quote: It is not out of the question that Barack Obama is actually working to insure that our allies in the Middle East, including Egypt and Jordan, follow in the footsteps of Iran in installing a radical Islamist government. It is not out of the question that Obama seeks the demise of our staunchest ally, Israel. Think about it. Which side was Obama when there was trouble in Honduras? Which side was Obama on...
  • More J-Street revelations; moneymen and more Soros connections

    10/03/2010 1:15:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 3, 2010 | Ed Lasky
    When Eli Lake's story regarding J Street's donor list was published the role of George Soros created controversy. Soros has a long history of funding anti-Israel activism so his role at J Street was deliberately hidden by the group for years. Now more revelations have started to leak. I did a bit of further research (hat tip: Cheryl Lewin) about another donor and supporter of J Street: Gail Furman. She sits on its advisory council and is a donor listed on its Form 990  . She is also a member of the board of the Soros-created Democracy Alliance - a...
  • Brezinski Calls for Obama to Shoot Down Israeli Jets; "A Liberty in Reverse"

    09/20/2009 7:00:12 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 198 replies · 9,875+ views
    DB: How aggressive can Obama be in insisting to the Israelis that a military strike might be in America’s worst interest? Brzezinski: We are not exactly impotent little babies. They have to fly over our airspace in Iraq. Are we just going to sit there and watch? DB: What if they fly over anyway? Brzezinski: Well, we have to be serious about denying them that right. That means a denial where you aren’t just saying it. If they fly over, you go up and confront them. They have the choice of turning back or not. No one wishes for this...
  • Nazi Collaborator Soros Advising Obama On Israeli Settlements

    07/22/2009 11:18:53 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 8 replies · 1,030+ views
    Israel National News/The Lid ^ | 7/22/09 | The Lid
    George Soros, admitted Nazi Collaborator and convicted inside trader is waging a great deal of influence on the the Obama government's foreign policy, especially regarding Israeli Settlements. Last week when the President invited Jewish supporters to the White House to discuss their reaction to his one-sided policy on Israeli settlements, one of the groups Obama invited was J-street. J-street has minimal standing in the Jewish community but it was set up and funded by George Soros to oppose pro-Israel Jewish groups. ... Typical of the Soros/Obama alliance, J Street pushes for negotiation with Hamas, but is silent on whether the...
  • Obama’s Road to Damascus--Will Obama advisor Robert Malley shift American policy toward Syria?

    11/11/2008 4:58:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies · 193+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 11, 2008 | John Perazzo
    Obama’s Road to Damascus   By John PerazzoFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 History will record that Barack Obama’s first act of diplomacy as America’s president-elect took place two days after his election victory, when he dispatched his senior foreign-policy adviser, Robert Malley, to meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—to outline for them the forthcoming administration’s Mideast policy vis-ŕ-vis those nations. An aide to Malley reports, “The tenor of the messages was that the Obama administration would take into greater account Egyptian and Syrian interests” than has President Bush. The Bush administration, it should...
  • Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor

    11/11/2008 4:38:04 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 86 replies · 662+ views
    Israel Today ^ | November 10, 2008
    Robert Malley, a top Middle East advisor that US President-elect Barack Obama promised months ago would play no role in his administration due to ties to Hamas, has reportedly been sent out on the next administration's first diplomatic mission. According to a report in Middle East Newsline, Obama dispatched Malley to Egypt and Syria late last week with a message that the he intends to mend and bolster relations with both nations, and to give greater weight to their concerns regarding regional conflicts than did President George W. Bush. During the Democratic Party primaries, Obama was lashed by critics for...
  • Obama Sends Advisor Malley to Cozy Up to Egypt and Syria

    11/09/2008 6:27:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 33 replies · 324+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-9-08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) According to a report on Middle East Newsline, President-elect Barack Obama has dispatched his "senior foreign policy adviser", Robert Malley to Egypt and Syria to outline Obama's policy on the Middle East. Malley reportedly relayed a promise from Obama that the United States would seek to enhance relations with Cairo and reconcile differences with Damascus. "The tenor of the messages was that the Obama administration would take into greater account Egyptian and Syrian interests," an aide to Malley was quoted as saying. The aide said Obama plans to launch a U.S. diplomatic initiative toward Syria. Malley met both Egyptian...
  • Report: Obama Sends Advisor Malley to Cozy Up to Egypt and Syria

    11/09/2008 4:08:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 324+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11/9/08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) According to a report on Middle East Newsline, President-elect Barack Obama has dispatched his "senior foreign policy adviser", Robert Malley to Egypt and Syria to outline Obama's policy on the Middle East. Malley reportedly relayed a promise from Obama that the United States would seek to enhance relations with Cairo and reconcile differences with Damascus. "The tenor of the messages was that the Obama administration would take into greater account Egyptian and Syrian interests," an aide to Malley was quoted as saying. The aide said Obama plans to launch a U.S. diplomatic initiative toward Syria. Malley met both Egyptian...
  • Barack Obama's Middle East Expert

    01/23/2008 12:27:15 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 10 replies · 520+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    Barack Obama's real thinking about Israel and the Middle East continues to be an enigma. The words he chose in an address to AIPAC create a different impression than the composition of his foreign policy advisory team. Several advisors have evidenced a history of suspicion and worse toward Israel. One of his advisors in particular, Robert Malley, clearly warrants attention, as does the reasoning that led him to being chosen by Barack Obama. A little family history may be in order to understand the genesis of Robert Malley's views. Normally, one should be reluctant in exploring a person's family background...
  • DNC & Obama Execs Hosted Known Terrorist Fischer In Denver Wednesday 8/27/2008

    08/28/2008 7:11:38 AM PDT · by Southack · 47 replies · 549+ views
    The Washington Note ^ | 8/28/2008 | Steve Clemmons
    Wednesday morning, August 27, between 11 am and 1:30 pm EST or 9 am and 11:30 am mountain time, I'll be chairing a New America Foundation/Middle East Task Force event in Denver at the Colorado History Museum. The keynotes are Senator JOHN KERRY (D-MA), Obama National Security Adviser GREG CRAIG, Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School Dean ANNE-MARIE SLAUGHTER, former Congressman and Obama Adviser MEL LEVINE, former German Foreign Minister JOSCHKA FISCHER, and Aspen Institute President (and former CNN Chairman and CEO and TIME Managing Editor) Walter Isaacson. Our panel will be former Israeli negotiator and New America Foundation Senior Fellow...
  • BACKSTORY Billionaire George Soros says he didn't have insider knowledge in Societe Generale case

    01/09/2004 12:02:56 PM PST · by Liz · 40 replies · 911+ views
    AP Worldstream | 11/08/2002 | VERENA VON DERSCHAU
    BACKSTORY 11-08-2002 Dateline: PARIS American billionaire investor George Soros, on trial in a 14-year-old insider trading case, told a court Friday that he didn't have privileged information when he bought shares in French bank Societe Generale. Soros and two other businessmen are on trial at the Paris Criminal Court, accused of benefiting from insider knowledge when they bought the bank's stock in 1988 before a failed takeover that pushed up the price. "I have been in business all my life and I think I know what is insider trading and what isn't," said the president of Soros Fund Management, in...
  • The Plan To Topple Pakistan Military

    11/29/2007 2:00:43 PM PST · by Gengis Khan · 11 replies · 49+ views
    Chowk.com ^ | November 29, 2007 | Ahmed Quraishi
    This is not about Musharraf anymore. This is about clipping the wings of a strong Pakistani military, denying space for China in Pakistan, squashing the ISI, stirring ethnic unrest, and neutralizing Pakistan’s nuclear program. The first shot in this plan was fired in Pakistan’s Balochistan provincein 2004. The last bullet will be toppling Musharraf, sidelining the military and installing a pliant government in Islamabad. Musharraf shares the blame for letting things come this far. But he is also punching holes in Washington’s game plan. He needs to be supported. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—On the evening of Tuesday, 26 September, 2006, Pakistani strongman...
  • Soros: America Must 'De-Nazify' Itself

    02/18/2007 4:00:57 PM PST · by wagglebee · 68 replies · 1,956+ views
    NewsMax ^ | NewsMax
    The New York Post slammed billionaire George Soros on Sunday, saying "the Democrats' favorite financial fat-cat clearly isn't feeling comfortable unless he's comparing the United States to Nazi Germany." In an editorial headlined "Soros' Latest Slur," the Post repeated Soros' remarks to a group of reporters in which he stated that the United States needed to admit it had made a mistake in waging war in Iraq and then drum out the responsible individuals. "America needs to follow the policies it has introduced in Germany," Soros said. "We have to go through a certain de-Nazification process." The Post hit back...
  • Ensuring Bosnia’s Future: A New International Engagement Strategy

    02/17/2007 9:41:07 PM PST · by LjubivojeRadosavljevic · 5 replies · 258+ views
    The EU should become the central international player in Bosnia, with a Special Representative taking over the responsibilities of the Office of the High Representative (OHR) which should be closed this year. Ensuring Bosnia’s Future: A New International Engagement Strategy,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the dangers Bosnia faces in 2007, after a very difficult 2006 and with new tensions looming with the approach of Kosovo’s final status decision. At risk are the survival of a unified Bosnia and the stability of much of the Western Balkans, as the Peace Implementation Council (PIC), responsible for guiding...
  • Don?t Delay Kosovo Status

    11/11/2006 1:15:14 AM PST · by tgambill · 31 replies · 473+ views
    ICG ^ | 10 November 06
    INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP - NEW REPORT Pristina/Brussels, 10 November 2006: The Kosovo final status process could break down if the decision is pushed much into 2007. Kosovo Status: Delay Is Risky,* the latest report from the International Crisis Group, examines the situation as UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari prepares to present a final settlement package for the international protectorate. The Contact Group (the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia) that has sponsored the process must at minimum deliver timely endorsement of the package, and the UN Security Council must pass a resolution superseding resolution 1244 (1999) to allow the UN Mission...
  • Combat Investing - When Bombs Fall, Buy the Survivors

    10/13/2006 8:06:31 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 568+ views
    ESQ ^ | October 2006, Volume 146, Issue 4 | By Ken Kurson
    After Hezbollah kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed a bunch more this summer...after Israel responded with its assault on Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon...after Israel's stock market dropped 10 percent in the first week of...a strange thing happened to Israel's capital markets: nothing. The stocks quickly recovered almost all their early losses. So did those in Egypt, Kuwait, Dubai, and Qatar. Even the Saudi Tadawul, which shed more than 6 percent in the days after the fighting started, climbed soon after (and 6 percent wasn't that big a deal since it had doubled last year and was looking to resettle)....
  • Downsizing Israel

    09/28/2006 5:10:39 AM PDT · by unionblue83 · 7 replies · 321+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 28 September 2006 | P. David Hornik
    The belief in a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian or Arab-Israeli conflict persists like a demonic possession. Those who believe Israel essentially confronts an ongoing siege, religiously rooted in Islam, adduce evidence for that view overwhelming rates of anti-Semitism in every Arab country, Nazi-style anti-Semitic propaganda and imagery throughout the Arab world, majorities of Palestinians saying they favor suicide bombings and the dissolution of Israel, and so on. But for true believers in a peaceful solution, evidence does not avail. Whether motivated by an impatience with Israel s existence (possibly tinged with anti-Semitism) and its perceived costs for Western stability...
  • Think tank thinks Kosovo should have an army

    07/28/2006 10:48:20 AM PDT · by Doctor13 · 7 replies · 1,226+ views
    Calibre ^ | 28 July 2006
    PRISTINA, Serbia-Western powers and United Nations should allow Kosovo to create an army as part of resolving the final status of the disputed province, a think tank said in a report Friday. The International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based think tank, said that the final status determination should outline the steps that will be taken to develop a small Kosovo defense force, which would be limited in its size and capabilities. The international community "must avoid creating a weak state," the ICG warned. It proposed that the force should be made up of up to 3,000 personnel and have no tanks,...
  • Kosovo: The Plot Thickens

    05/12/2006 7:23:07 PM PDT · by A. Pole · 17 replies · 674+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | 12 May 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    For a long time the proponents of Kosovo’s independence have acted as if the game was up, that all that remained was for the “international community” to settle on the formula for independence—and for Serbia to sign on the dotted line under pressure. Until recently, many old Balkan hands in the world’s capitals that matter expected that by the end of 2006 it would be all over. There are recent signs, however, that “it” won’t be over that soon, and that the outcome is by no means preordained. It did not look that way when the United Nations abandoned its...