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  • If you don’t support Israel, what else do you not believe?

    12/18/2014 6:21:48 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 7/5/14 | Steve Berman
    Politically, culturally, and theologically, American Christians should support Israel, as a Jewish state, as a free nation, and as the Holy Land set aside for God’s purposes.  Believing otherwise is counter to scripture, Christian faith, and American interests. Many Christians believe that since the Temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and Israel was scattered, that God had no plans for Israel, and instead has passed his blessings to the Church.  Nothing could be further from God’s truth, and no belief could be more damaging and pernicious to God’s purpose in bringing redemption to the world. The thought that somehow...
  • UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)

    UN Identifies Israel as Top Contributor Per Capita in Fight Against Ebola (VIDEO)"Israel has pledged $8.75 million USD to the UN’s Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) towards fighting the deadly disease, according to the Foreign Ministry. Dr. David Nabarro, Special UN Envoy for …" The Algemeiner · 13 minutes ago
  • Russia Angling for Share In Israeli Natural Gas [Ezekiel 39-39]

    12/18/2014 12:15:51 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Hamodia ^ | 06/08/2014 | Hamodia Staff
    YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) - Russia wants in on the Israeli natural gas boom, but the U.S. wants them to stay out, and that’s why they haven’t made progress negotiating with the Israelis, ambassador to Israel Sergey Yakovlev hinted in an interview with Globes. Russia has been seeking entry into the Mediterranean gas fields for some time, but so far to no avail. Gazprom, for one, showed interest in becoming a partner in the Leviathan reserve, one of the most important in the Mediterranean Sea, but nothing substantive came of it...
  • ISRAEL MAKES NEW DISCOVERY OFF ITS COAST

    12/18/2014 9:47:29 AM PST · by thackney · 37 replies
    Natural Gas Europe ^ | December 18th, 2014 | Karen Ayat
    Israel made another discovery off its coast. The newly discovered field, Royee, may hold up to 3.2 Tcf of natural gas according to a statement made by the Israeli partners in the field Ratio and Israel Opportunity who hold respectively 70%, and 10% stakes. The remaining 20% of the field are held by Edison. Royee is located about 150 kilometers offshore Israel close to its maritime borders with Cyprus and Egypt. The field’s size is yet to be confirmed, but current estimates suggest it is the third largest field discovered to date in Israeli waters after the Leviathan discovered by...
  • What Makes ex Mossad Chiefs and IDF Generals Run? [Isaiah 28]

    12/18/2014 9:40:52 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/18/2014 | Giulio Meotti
    Former Mossad chief, British-born Efraim Halevy, has released an interview to Israeli media asking Israel to commit suicide and withdraw to the pre-1967 "Auschwitz borders". He also attacked Naftali Bennett's plan for an arrangement with the Arabs. Halevy looks like one of the figures created by Peter Simple, the Daily Telegraph's cartoonist. Or like Mrs Dutt-Pauker, who in the '60s symbolized "the Hampstead liberal". Dutt-Pauker is a rich heiress living in Hampstead, in a villa known as "Marxmount House", where she collects a pair of false teeth belonging to Communist leader Bukharin, Ming vases and writings of Stalin. Mrs Dutt-Pauker...
  • Caroline Glick Just Made Sure that Every European Ambassador Will Think Twice...

    12/17/2014 9:45:15 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    ...Before Opening Their Mouth Glick JPost.com’s Senior Contributing Editor responds resolutely to the Danish Ambassador Jesper Vahr’s statement that Israel is better than the Palestinians and therefore being judged by different standards. It almost sounds like a compliment until Ms. Glick takes apart his premise and expalains why his statement is profusely antisemitic. We need more advocates like Caroline Glick. More young people need to learn the facts and continue to defend Israel knowledgably.
  • Palestinians Get Backing From EU Court Ruling, Proposed U.N. Measure

    12/17/2014 6:36:43 PM PST · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 17, 2013 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN, CAROL J. WILLIAMS
    Palestinians Get Backing From EU Court Ruling, Proposed U.N. Measure By BATSHEVA SOBELMAN, CAROL J. WILLIAMS A European Union court Wednesday ordered the removal of Hamas from the European Union's list of terrorist organizations, based on a procedural technicality, a ruling that provoked anger from Israel as well as satisfaction from the militant Palestinian movement. A statement from the General Court of the European Union said it annuls the “measures maintaining Hamas on the European list of terrorist organizations.” However, the court said assets seized from Hamas would continue to be frozen pending an appeal. The court ruling coincided with...
  • Israelis Want Netanyahu Out But See No Better Option [Isaiah 28]

    12/18/2014 9:18:31 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/18/2014 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Most Israelis would like to see Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu replaced after March elections but, paradoxically, he is seen as the most suitable for the job, an opinion poll said Thursday. Elections will be held on March 17, just over two years after Netanyahu's right-leaning coalition took office. The 19th Knesset broke up following a spat in which the premier fired two ministers. The survey conducted by the Dialog Institute and published by Haaretz newspaper, showed that 53 percent of those polled do not want Netanyahu to win a third consecutive term in office, for a total of four. Nevertheless,...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/18/14)[Prayer]

    12/18/2014 5:21:34 AM PST · by left that other site · 9 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/18/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham and Sarah New International Version (NIV) 21 Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. 3 Abraham gave the name Isaac[a] to the son Sarah bore him. 4 When his son Isaac was eight days old, Abraham circumcised him, as God commanded him. 5 Abraham was a hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to...
  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mississippi State University
    Six official clay seals found by an archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon. Many modern scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythological figures and believe no kingdom could have existed in the region at the time the Bible recounted their activities. The new finds provide evidence that some type of government activity was conducted there in that period.A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the...
  • Israel suffers sharp rebuffs from Europe

    12/17/2014 11:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 17, 2014 12:34 PM EST | John-Thor Dahlburg and John Heilprin
    Israel suffered back-to-back diplomatic setbacks in Europe on Wednesday as Palestinians headed to the United Nations to try to set a two-year deadline for an Israeli withdrawal. In Geneva, the international community delivered a stinging rebuke to Israel’s settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying the practice violates Israel’s responsibilities as an occupying power. The declaration adopted by the conference of the Fourth Geneva Convention, which governs the rules of war and military occupation, emphasized a prohibition on colonizing occupied land and insisted that international humanitarian law be obeyed in areas affected by the conflict between Israel...
  • 15 Reasons I Love Web Links at The Bottom of The Page

    12/17/2014 10:42:31 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 12/17/14 | Steve Berman
    You know those ubiquitous web links at the bottom of the page on sites like Fox News or CNN?  They’re usually titled “from around the web” or “more promoted stories”.  They have catchy titles like “The 10 Best Resorts in South America” or “14 Things Surprising Things Your Cat is Telling You”.  Everybody says they hate them, but we do click on them. I admit, I’ve clicked on them. You end up on a site filled with weirdly useless but addictive content, or you are directed there by a company called Outbrain.  I always thought this kind of thing was...
  • UN: Turning back the clock to pre-1948 is the real endgame [Joel 3]

    12/17/2014 8:24:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/17/2014 | Anne Beyefsky
    Incitement against the Jewish State is directly related to the stabbings, raping and killing of Jews inside and outside of Israel. But doing something to stop it requires confronting a very troubling fact: the global epicenter for incitement is the “human rights” leviathan, the United Nations. From November 24, 2014 until December 5, 2014, UN human rights headquarters in Geneva mounted a public exhibit that was pure incitement. UN-driven antisemitism that takes the form of seeking to demonize, disable and ultimately destroy the Jewish state...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/17/14)[Prayer]

    12/17/2014 5:56:40 AM PST · by left that other site · 11 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/17/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham New International Version (NIV) 16 When the men got up to leave, they looked down toward Sodom, and Abraham walked along with them to see them on their way. 17 Then the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do? 18 Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him. 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by...
  • EU court orders removal of Hamas from terror blacklist

    12/17/2014 3:44:21 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    AFP ^ | 2 hours ago 12/17/2014 | AFP
    EU court orders Hamas removal from terror blacklist"The Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas must be removed from the EU's terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday. The original listing in 2001 was...
  • EU Parliament Backtracks on Resolution to Recognize Palestinian State

    12/17/2014 5:05:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | December 17, 2014
    JNS.org - European Parliament members on Tuesday declined to propose an initially planned motion that would have urged the European Union’s (EU) 28 member nations to recognize a unilaterally established Palestinian state. Instead, the EU Parliament’s lawmakers proposed a resolution asking for the continuation of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Negotiators for the European People’s Party and the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, parties that together hold a majority of the EU Parliament seats, issued a resolution stating that the EU Parliament “supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution, and believes these...
  • 130 Pakistan Children Murdered, Israel Offers Humanitarian Aid

    12/16/2014 7:06:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 28 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | December 16, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — December 16, 2014 … As Jewish children light candles, celebrating the first night of Hanukkah in Israel, the world turns it’s attention to a bloody massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan. Over 130 children aged 10 to 18 were murdered by Islamic terrorists in an attack by the Taliban (formally known as Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, or TTP) on a Pakistan military-run school. Some seven suicide bombers charged the school with automatic weapons and explosives. Israel and Pakistan, which do not share diplomatic relations, do communicate. Most of the communication takes places through their embassies in Turkey....
  • Fact-Finding in the Middle East

    12/16/2014 8:50:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Armstrong Williams
    I don’t usually get so personal in these columns, but today I want you to know that I feel particularly blessed. I am in the Holy Land with my friends, Dr. Ben and Candy Carson. Israel is one of my favorite travel destinations in the world. This will be my eighth visit. It is the first trip there for the Carsons and it is truly a privilege to escort them through this remarkable country. Dr. and Mrs. Carson are deeply faithful Christians, who I suspect will soon find themselves enveloped by the deep sense of spirituality that is palpable in...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/16/14)[Prayer]

    12/16/2014 5:35:55 AM PST · by left that other site · 17 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/16/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Abraham and Sarah New International Version (NIV) 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 3 He said, “If I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your servant by. 4 Let a little water be brought,...
  • There's Nothing Obama Cares About Less Than Jewish Blood

    12/15/2014 7:16:31 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 12/15/2014 | Don Feder
    Is Barack Hussein Obama an anti-Semite? Wrong question. However the president feels about Jews in his heart of hearts, he is comfortable among anti-Semites, indifferent to the fate of Israel and the foremost Western apologist for Islam, the principal source of anti-Semitism in the world today. Two incidents bring this into sharp focus: In the aftermath of Ferguson, the emergence of Al Sharpton as Obama's point man on race, and the administration's surreal denial of a connection between the Muslim Brotherhood and terrorism. The creep who masquerades as a man of the cloth is a White House fixture. Since 2009,...
  • A United Nations Timetable for Israel’s Surrender

    12/15/2014 5:00:48 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Joseph Klein
    Netanyahu: Islamic extremists to the suburbs of Tel Aviv and to the heart of Jerusalem. We will not allow this. We will rebuff this forcefully and responsibly. Let there be no doubt, this will be rejected The Obama administration is shamelessly outsourcing the United States’ historic leadership in facilitating negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel of a workable, secure two-state solution to the United Nations and European governments. In putting its trust in these two centers of anti-Israel sentiment, the Obama administration refuses to say categorically that it would veto a UN Security Council resolution setting some sort of deadline...
  • Netanyahu on Australia cafe siege: International Islamic terror does not know borders

    12/15/2014 11:29:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] & Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Herb Keinon
    Rome - Emerging from a a three-hour meeting in Rome with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´ s first comments related to the siege on the cafe in Sydney Australia that ended shortly before. Netanyahu sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and the Australian people. He said that International Islamic terror does not know borders, and the struggle against it needs to be global. (Snip) Netanyahu then discussed the focus of his meeting with Kerry saying that Israel will “do everything possible” to make sure that the UN Security Council does not impose
  • Syria conflict: Rebels capture key Idlib army bases

    12/15/2014 9:58:27 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 December 2014 | unattributed
    Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria and allied rebel groups have taken control of two key army bases in the northern province of Idlib, activists say. Members of al-Nusra Front, supported by those from Jund al-Aqsa, captured Wadi al-Deif base on Monday after launching a fierce offensive on Sunday morning. Ahrar al-Sham later joined their assault on the nearby Hamidiya base. Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad had until now managed to repel a number of assaults on the facilities. Situated outside the town of Maarat al-Numan and next to the country's main north-south motorway, they have been surrounded since 2012. A...
  • IOPS [Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society] to present White Book on slain Mideast Christians at UN

    12/15/2014 6:17:38 AM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    Interfax ^ | 12/15/14
    Moscow, December 15, Interfax - The Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society (IOPS) has announced the creation of a White Book on crimes against Christians in the Middle East, which will be presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council in February 2015. "We are working to compile the so-called White Book, containing a sorrowful list of names of the slain and tortured Christians, instances of churches and shrines being destroyed, and eyewitness accounts. We would like to present this book at the UN HRC at its next session in late February - early March," IOPS Vice President Yelena Agapova told a...
  • Western Indifference to the Palestinian Culture of Hate

    12/15/2014 5:42:04 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 15, 2014 | Ari Lieberman
    Western Indifference to the Palestinian Culture of HatePosted By Ari Lieberman On December 15, 2014 @ 12:09 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments A shockingly, disturbing video has recently surfaced exposing the true and pernicious face of Palestinian extremism and xenophobia. The video, made available by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) shows a bearded sheikh giving what appears to be an impromptu sermon on the Jews. (After all, what else is there to talk about?) The venue is the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered by those who practice the “religion of peace” to be their third holiest site after Mecca and...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(12/15/14)[Prayer]

    12/15/2014 5:15:17 AM PST · by left that other site · 13 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/15/14 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Sarah New International Version (NIV) 15 God also said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you are no longer to call her Sarai; her name will be Sarah. 16 I will bless her and will surely give you a son by her. I will bless her so that she will be the mother of nations; kings of peoples will come from her.” 17 Abraham fell facedown; he laughed and said to himself, “Will a son be born to a man a hundred years old? Will Sarah bear a child at...
  • Qatar broke promise with US, allowed Gitmo detainee to leave the country

    12/14/2014 4:33:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14 | Robert Spencer
    Relying on allies that aren’t allies is yet another consequence of the Washington establishment’s determined refusal to face the realities of the jihad, and to formulate policy based on those realities. “Qatar ‘broke promise to US over Guantanamo detainee,'” by David Blair, the Telegraph, December 12, 2014 (thanks to Lookmann): Qatar broke an “explicit” promise by allowing a former Guantánamo detainee who had trained with al-Qaeda to leave the country and visit Britain, a new report has found. Jarallah al-Marri, who attended an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan before the terrorist attacks on September 11, was freed from Guantánamo in...
  • Preacher at Al-Aqsa Mosque Omar Abu Sara to the Jews: "We Shall Slaughter You Without Mercy"

    12/14/2014 3:07:01 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 28/11/14
    In an impromptu sermon at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Sheik Omar Abu Sara called to slaughter the Jews, whom he called "the most evil of Allah's creations." The sermon was posted on the Internet on November 28, 2014. Transcript is pending. Following are excerpts from a Friday sermon delivered by Palestinian preacher Sheik Omar Abu Sara at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which was posted on the Internet on November 28, 2014: Omar Abu Sara: Let me start by saying that talking about the traits of the Jews requires one to get into a special mode, because we are dealing with people to...
  • Do not waste your time or money on the Exodus movie.

    12/13/2014 5:39:55 PM PST · by uptowngirl · 48 replies
    It is miles away from the Bible story. I hate that I just gave Hollyweird a reward of my hard earned money for producing this garbage. Please, please, learn from my mistake.
  • What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right

    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE~ DECEMBER 13, 2014 4:00 AM What Exodus: Gods and Kings Gets Right Ridley Scott offers some fresh perspectives without straying unforgivably far from Biblical orthodoxy. By Josh CraddockJoel Edgerton (left) and Christian Bale in Exodus: Gods and KingsBringing familiar Bible stories to the silver screen is a risky enterprise. A director must avoid mere rehash of previous tellings (think Cecil B. DeMille’s opus The Ten Commandments) but without allowing artistic license to veer off into offensive parody. That’s a difficult task when some 3.8 billion people believe the source matter is sacred revelation from God himself. In...
  • Exodus Movie: Promised Land or Golden Bull?

    12/12/2014 5:39:21 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Crisis Magazinei ^ | December 12, 2014 | K. V. TURLEY
    Hollywood, still wet from the soaking it took from Noah, has headed for the desert with Moses in the new movie Exodus: Gods and Kings. Surely this time we have a foolproof crowd pleaser filled only with milk and honey? Or, instead, is it going to be a lot of grumbling at bitter herbs?The movie, which opens today, stars Christian Bale, best known for his Batman portrayal, and is directed by Ridley Scott, no stranger to big screen extravaganzas like his film Gladiator. In 3D, and costing an estimated $140, 000,000, this must have appeared a formidable proposition. I mean,...
  • Hollywood Finds Religion But Should Moviegoers Embrace “Exodus?”

    12/12/2014 9:50:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/11/2014 | John Hanlon
    In 2014, Hollywood has embraced telling religious stories on film. No longer, it seems, are religious viewers denied the opportunity to see biblical stories onscreen. In February of this year, Roma Downey and Mark Burnett brought Jesus’ story to the big screen in Son of God. In March, director Darren Aronofsky presented Noah , which— in spite of its narrative flaws— worked as an epic tale. This weekend, Ridley Scott— the newest high-profile director to embrace this trend— offers up a version of Moses’ story in the new drama Exodus: Gods and Kings. Regardless of your religious beliefs, this biblical...
  • PA to Submit Unilateral UN Resolution on Wednesday

    12/14/2014 3:27:51 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/12/14 | Ben Ariel
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) announced on Sunday that the draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council that would set a two-year deadline for Israel to “end its occupation” will be submitted on Wednesday. "The Palestinian leadership took a decision to go to the Security Council next Wednesday to vote on their project to end the occupation," senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) member Wassel Abu Yussef told AFP after a meeting in Ramallah. The Israeli foreign ministry declined to comment ahead of Monday's meeting in Rome between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Kerry...
  • OPEC isn't scared of $40 oil

    12/14/2014 1:42:51 PM PST · by Signalman · 15 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 12/14/2014 | Gregory Wallace
    OPEC won't rush to cut oil production even if prices fall as low as $40 per barrel, one of the cartel's members said Sunday. The energy minister for the United Arab Emirates told Bloomberg at a Dubai conference that the middle eastern oil producers believe "the market will stabilize itself." "We are not going to change our minds because the prices went to $60 or to $40," Suhail Al-Mazrouei said. Even as it has watched prices dip, OPEC declined to cut back on production at its November meeting. Some observers had expected a production cut to boost the price of...
  • PM: Palestinian State will Lead Islamists to Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

    12/14/2014 12:52:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    INN ^ | 12/14/2014, 12:57 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed US Secretary of State John Kerry’s upcoming talks in Rome on Sunday, during opening remarks for his weekly Cabinet meeting. “Tomorrow I will leave for Rome to meet with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and US Secretary of State John Kerry,” he said. “I will tell them that Israel, to a large degree, stands as a solitary island against the waves of Islamic extremism that are washing over the entire Middle East.” “Until now, we have successfully withstood and repelled these attacks and now we also stand against the possibility of a diplomatic assault, i.e....
  • Saudi Arabia’s oil war against Iran and Russia

    12/14/2014 2:08:05 PM PST · by elhombrelibre · 55 replies
    NYP ^ | 14 Dec 14 | Ralph Peters
    This week, oil fell through the price floor of $60 a barrel and gas at my local filling station was $2.26 a gallon. That’s great news for commuters and almost every business, but wonderfully bad news for our ugliest enemies. If oil prices remain low through next year, the effect on rogue governments, from the Russian Federation to Venezuela, will go from damaging to devastating. But Western economies (and China’s) stand to benefit, with cheap oil possibly tickling Europe’s snoozing markets awake. Even most underdeveloped states will get a welcome break.
  • Is This the End of Michele Bachmann?

    12/14/2014 12:36:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/14/2014 | By MELINDA HENNEBERGER
    hould anyone have been surprised that Michele Bachmann would go out with a bang, a big bang? On Tuesday, in what the retiring congresswoman from Minnesota figured would be her last White House holiday party, Bachmann used the grip-and-grin moment when she got her picture taken with President Obama to raise a reliably grin-killing topic. “The U.S. needs to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities today,” she informed him. His response? “A condescending smile and laugh,” she tells Politico, making a little pat-on-the-head gesture. “‘Michele, it isn’t that easy, but that’s OK,’” she remembers him telling her. To which the gentlelady...
  • Israeli family suffer burns after West Bank acid attack

    12/14/2014 1:18:59 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 3 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 13 Dec 14 | Staff writer
    Five members of an Israeli family have suffered chemical burns after a substance believed to be acid was thrown over them reportedly by a Palestinian man in the West Bank. Police said the victims included four girls who were sprayed with a corrosive substance by a man who was then shot in the leg by a bystander. The incident took place close to a checkpoint near Beitar Illit, in the southern West Bank. Paramedics who treated the family – including three children aged between about eight and 10 – said the wounds appeared to be acid burns affecting their limbs....
  • Ron Paul: If MH17 Missile Was Russian, So What? ISIS Has U.S. Weapons

    07/18/2014 7:27:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 104 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    While both the Ukrainian and Russian governments continue to point fingers at one another for the MH17 crash, former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) urged caution Friday against jumping to any conclusions about where blame lies. Some American pundits accuse Vladimir Putin of having “blood on his hands” since the missile that took down the Malaysia Airlines flight may have been a Russian weapon given to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine. Speaking with Newsmax TV’s John Bachman earlier today, Paul said “Putin is a little bit smarter than that. I don’t think he would ever come close to participating in an act...
  • Ron Paul, Obama: Different Guys, Same Foreign Policy (Long Article)

    07/13/2014 4:32:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2014 | John Ransom
    Flattus wrote: It's funny to watch Cons attempt to portray this disaster in Iraq as Obama's issue. Sorry, no sale. Thinking Americans know whose war this is. But it's not surprising to see you run from it. From Ron Paul's column today, referring to Necons:"They cannot admit they were wrong about the invasion being a ‘cakewalk’ that would pay for itself, so they want to blame last week's events on the 2011 US withdrawal from Iraq. But the trouble started with the 2003 invasion itself, not the 2011 troop withdrawal. Anyone who understands cause and effect should understand this."-- Welcome...
  • Rand Paul: America Partly To Blame For Pearl Harbor, World War II

    03/31/2014 8:24:21 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 129 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 03/31/2014 | Caleb Howe
    At the Washington Post, Jennifer Rubin this weekend highlighted a video of Rand Paul speaking in 2012 about sanctions on Iran. In it, Paul disparages the notion of use of force, and for some reason claims the United States was partly to blame for World War II! “There are times when sanctions have made it worse. I mean, there are times .. leading up to World War II we cut off trade with Japan. That probably caused Japan to react angrily. We also had a blockade on Germany after World War I, which may have encouraged them … some of...
  • Pentagon Report: Iran Could Test an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile by 2015

    05/04/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Defense Update ^ | April 25, 2013 at 10:05
    A new Pentagon assessment of Iran’s military power maintains that in two years time, Iran could flight-test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States, given “sufficient foreign assistance”, is provided to Tehran. The new assessment reiterated a longstanding estimate of the U.S. intelligence community. Iran could test such a missile by 2015 with assistance from nations like North Korea, China or Russia. Pyongyang is already in the process of developing the KN-08, an extended range ballistic missile that can reach the US West Coast. The missile’s range could be extended to provide the missile an intercontinental strike...
  • Ron Paul Is Gone ? Good Riddance!

    11/20/2012 7:21:32 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 132 replies
    Alan Levy's Heavy Heart | 11/20/12 | Alan :Levy
    An error ended. Jew hater Ron Paul gave his farewell address to CONgress. To Ron Paul, the patron saint of malcontents, druggies, and weirdos, I say this: good riddance and thanks for a whole lotta nuthin'. Now I know that sounds harsh, but let's face it gang, one of the reasons why we have another four years of of the Hope and Che Guy is Ron Paul. Yeah, I'm going to come right out and say it and I don't give a hoot who calls me a "neocon" for saying so. The truth must be told, consequences be damned. Now,...
  • Ron Paul and the Terrorists - Where Libertarian Foreign Policy Goes Astray

    07/16/2012 1:31:38 PM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 16, 2012 | N. M. GUARIGLIA
    Ron Paul and the Terrorists - Where Libertarian Foreign Policy Goes Astray by N. M. GUARIGLIA July 16, 2012 I like Ron Paul. I admire his honesty, his integrity, and his consistency. I also dig his libertarian principles. Ron Paul predicted-along with a few other Austrian School economists-the housing bubble and the collapse of the financial sector in 2008. He's been out in front on monetary policy and the Federal Reserve. His short book End the Fed should be read by every American. (My favorite excerpt: "It is no coincidence that the century of total war coincided with the century...
  • Ted Turner: U.S. and Israel Should Disarm to Prevent Nuclear Iran

    05/03/2012 10:39:25 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 33 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 5/4/2012 12:42 AM ET | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Thursday's Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN, the news network's founder, Ted Turner, complained that a double standard exists between the U.S. and Israel being allowed to possess nuclear weapons while Iran is expected to be nuclear-free, as he suggested that all countries dispose of their nuclear weapons to persuade Iran not to build such weapons. After host Piers Morgan asked Turner what he would do about Iran if he were President, the CNN founder absurdly complained that Iran was being held to a different standard than Israel, without either he or Morgan noting Iran's support...
  • Paul calls GOP positions on Iran 'reckless'

    03/06/2012 1:56:21 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 6, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    (CNN) – Ron Paul said Tuesday that his rivals have "blown way out of proportion" the Iranian nuclear threat and that their language is "reckless" and "dangerous." On the same day as his rivals for the GOP presidential nomination argued their Iran policies would be tougher than those under President Barack Obama, the Texas congressman suggested their rhetoric borders on warmongering, and that his stance is closer to that of Obama. "He certainly is closer to my position than the other candidates because what the other Republicans are saying is very reckless," Paul said on an interview to air on...
  • Formerly secret telexes offer window into Iran’s nuclear deceit

    02/23/2012 1:46:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 8 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/22/12 | Joby Warrick,
    The reason for the unusual purchase — 220 pounds of highly caustic fluorine gas — was never explained, but someone at Iran’s Sharif University was clearly anxious to collect. For months, the mysterious buyer bombarded a British supply company with telexes, demanding to know when his 45 canisters would arrive. “We have not received your reply,” complained one telex, sent from the Tehran school’s purchasing department and written partly in broken English. “We are awaiting for hearing from you as soon as possible.” But the telex, sent in 1992 and made public here for the first time, was not what...
  • Ron Paul website has been offering "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" for 3+ yrs (screenshot at link)

    01/28/2012 9:30:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 86 replies
    NY Jewish Culture Examiner ^ | January 28 | Adam Taxin
    The website for "Campaign for Liberty", an organization started by "Republican" anti-Israel Presidential candidate Ron Paul, has, since late 2008, been featuring a page offering the opportunity to purchase the notorious forged anti-Semitic book The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. As word spreads of this, inevitably Paul's campaign will take down the page and claim the situation was a mere innocent mistake with which Paul (who of course hopes to lend his managerial skills to the entire nation) had nothing to do, a la the controversy over his newsletters in the 1990s. This of course despite the fact...
  • Obama: Iran Has Nuclear Rights; I Did Not Want to Sanction Its Bank

    01/23/2012 9:39:50 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 1/23/12 | Soft power.
    The threat by the Islamic regime in Iran to close down the Strait of Hormuz and of Revolutionary Guards Navy boats harassing U.S. Navy ships in the Persian Gulf has caused President Obama to send secret messages to the regime stating his concerns over the closure of the strait and the possibility of an accidental war. Since then, Iranian officials have been revealing the contents of President Obama’s letter to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which indicates a deep desire by the U.S. president for a dialogue with the radical leaders of Iran. However, on Saturday, Iranian officials also...
  • Iran Says CIA Behind Nuclear Scientist's Killing [Will Run Paul defend Iran's mad mullahs]

    01/14/2012 8:25:50 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 14 Jan 12 | NASSER KARIMI
    Iran said Saturday it has evidence that the United States was behind the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist this week in Tehran, state media reported.