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  • Kuwait busts cell working to back, finance ISIS

    11/19/2015 10:39:05 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11-19-2015 | Al Arabiya
    Kuwait has captured a cell working to finance and promote ISIS, the official Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported on Thursday. KUNA said the cell planned to transfer arms - purchased in Ukraine, through Turkey. The arms included rockets. It also said ISIS transferred money to accounts in Syria, Turkey, and administered a website to further garner support for the Islamist militants. [Developing]
  • His Highness Amir Condoles the French Pres. over victims of Paris attack

    11/14/2015 1:45:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) ^ | 14/11/2015 05:50 GMT | Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)
    His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Friday night sent a cable of condolence to French President Francois Hollande following the multiple shooting and bomb attacks in Paris. His Highness the Amir strongly condemned "these criminal acts of terrorism which run counter to all teachings of holy faith and humanitarian values," and expressed sincere condolences for the large number of victims. He reaffirmed Kuwait's solidarity with the French people and government, saying Kuwait supports all measures France might take to protect its security against the terrorist acts. He also renewed Kuwait's commitment to the international campaign against...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 2:56:27 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 10-3-2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • Gulf states plan military response as Putin raises the stakes in Syria

    10/04/2015 5:10:35 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 60 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 4, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison and Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    Russian fighter jets launched from a new airbase in Syria have persuaded western critics to mute their demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad, but another group of his opponents sees Moscow’s intervention as more provocative than decisive. Regional powers have quietly, but effectively, channelled funds, weapons and other support to rebel groups making the biggest inroads against the forces from Damascus. In doing so, they are investing heavily in a conflict which they see as part of a wider regional struggle for influence with bitter rival Iran. In a week when Russia made dozens of bombing raids, those...
  • OPEC’s Family Feud

    09/28/2015 5:47:49 AM PDT · by thackney · 17 replies
    Hellenic Shipping News ^ | 9/28/2015 | Hellenic Shipping News
    When Venezuelan Oil Minister Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonso resigned in 1963, he blasted the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, at the time torn by internal rivalries, for failing to produce any benefits for his country. Half a century later, OPEC is still split and Venezuela is again unhappy, this time at the unwillingness of the organization’s top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low that’s dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuela’s oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries “to have a discussion on...
  • Kuwait to buy Eurofighters in deal worth 7-8 bln euros - sources

    09/11/2015 10:30:49 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 11, 2015
    ROME, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Kuwait signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to buy Eurofighter jets in a deal worth up to 8 billion euros ($9 billion), Italian industry sources said. The Eurofighter aircraft are produced by Italy's Finmeccanica, BAE Systems and Airbus . The sources said the 20-year-long deal with Kuwait would be finalised "in a few weeks". The news, first reported on Italian daily Corriere della Sera's web site, drove up Finmeccanica shares by more than 4 percent. The company, which has a 36 percent stake in the Eurofighter programme, could not be immediately reached for comment....
  • Revealed: How the five wealthiest Gulf Nations have so far refused to take a single Syrian refugee

    09/04/2015 12:23:47 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/4/15 | Jay Akbar
    More than four million Syrians have been forced to escape the never-ending civil war ravaging their country and the barbaric terror group carving a bloody trail across the Middle East. The vast majority live in overcrowded refugee camps in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - all under threat from ISIS - and record numbers are making the perilously long journey to Europe. Yet, as debate rages between politicians in Europe over how many they should take, nearby super-wealthy Gulf nations of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain have refused to offer sanctuary to a single...
  • Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?

    09/03/2015 3:11:06 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 Sep 2015 | Frank Gardner
    Unseen by most of the world, the once tranquil port of Aden is being steadily infiltrated by jihadists from both al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) and the so-called Islamic State (IS). They are not in charge of the city, the military forces of the UAE are. But in the last few days disturbing reports have emerged of the summary executions of prisoners by the jihadists, along with their black flags hoisted onto public buildings.
  • Why Isn't Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, China, or Russia Taking Any of the Refugees?

    09/03/2015 3:14:01 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 September 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Why aren't any of the current migrant surge going to Russia and China instead of just the EU? Or any migrant surge? Don't the Russians have huge, sparsely-populated territories dotted with ghost towns in Siberia? Don't the Chinese have dozens of newly-constructed, completely unpopulated cities with 65M homes sitting empty? Ban Ki-Moon down at the UN thinks it's so damn important that Europe save/support/welcome the refugees. So how many migrants have been invited to come live in his South Korea? They seem to be doing pretty well these days, what with Europe and the US buying so much of their stuff- What about...
  • Learning From Arafat: Terrorism Is Big Business

    11/15/2004 7:40:37 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 294+ views
    For a variety of reasons, there is a lot of enthusiasm and optimism surrounding the death of Palestinian Authority (''PA'') leader, Yasser Arafat, and how his demise might advance an expeditious resolution of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. To be sure, I would love to jump on this bandwagon, and offer another in a litany of cheery op-eds issued internationally since the passing of the former leader of the PLO. However, though I agree that Arafat has been a huge stumbling block to peace in this region that has now been removed, it is unquestionably much more than just him that has...
  • Very Smart Diplomacy: Creating Desert Storm's Effective Coalition

    08/05/2015 10:40:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Austin Bay
    Twenty-five years have passed since Aug. 2, 1990, the day Saddam Hussein's forces invaded Kuwait. Saddam stunned the world. Oil prices skyrocketed, economies rich and poor reeled. The headlines and commentariat fret were fearful, the excuses tendered by Saddam's apologists intellectually boggling and morally bankrupt. Saddam expected U.S. and Saudi opposition, but suddenly he faced more opponents than he ever imagined. In the following weeks, President George H. W. Bush and his administration created a militarily effective and politically resilient coalition that would include 34 nations. Bush would later call it an "uncommon coalition" and regard its formation as a...
  • Kuwaiti Officials in U.S. to Help Free Gitmo Captive Denied Release by Obama’s Parole Board

    07/28/2015 2:03:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 2 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 28, 2015
    Will the U.S. cave into an Arab nation’s pressure—witnessed firsthand by Judicial Watch—to release a senior Al Qaeda operative and Osama bin Laden advisor who has already been refused discharge by President Obama’s special Guantanamo parole board? The terrorist is a Kuwaiti national named Faez Mohammed Ahmed al-Kandari and he’s been a prisoner at the U.S. military compound in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002. His Department of Defense (DOD) file says he has a history of participating in violent militant Islamic activities, poses a high-risk threat to the United States, has numerous connections to senior Al Qaeda members and was...
  • Pamela Geller, WND Column: The jihad is here, and every American is a target.

    07/21/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | July 21, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    Four Marines and a Navy petty officer were shot dead in cold blood and one police officer was wounded last Thursday in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The murderer, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, was not on any watch lists or any terror suspect lists.
  • Saudi arrests 431 ISIS-linked suspects

    07/19/2015 7:09:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    al Arabiya ^ | July 19, 2015
    Saudi Arabia arrested 431 people as part of a crackdown on a cluster of cells linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, the kingdom’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) said. Authorities also thwarted seven mosque attacks that had been planned by the suspects in the capital Riyadh as well as the Eastern Province, MOI Spokesman Maj. Gen. Mansour Al Turki said in a press conference carried by Al Arabiya News Channel. Among the arrested were Saudi nationals and suspects from nine other nationalities, he said adding that the cluster of cells was divided by tasks and...
  • Soldier of Fortune? The Pro’s and Con’s to Contracting Overseas

    07/17/2015 11:20:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/17/2015 | Robert Spunga
    Today, there are hundreds of thousands of men and women working overseas on various contracts and making good money, probably two to three times what they can make in the United States. On top of that, they may even be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion, which in 2014 meant that the first $99,200 of their total income earned overseas was excluded from being taxed at the Federal level (it’s higher for 2015). However – and I can’t emphasize this enough – they are earning it! Naturally, the best-paying jobs are in high-threat environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria,...
  • Chattanooga shooting suspect identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

    Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez https://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/shooting-reported-at-chattanooga-state-community-college-in-tennessee/
  • Four servicemen killed and one critical after gunman opens fire with 'high-powered rifle'..

    07/16/2015 11:59:56 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 289 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ashley Collman - DM
    Sources say four military members were killed and a cop injured after a gunman opened fire on recruitment offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee Shots rang out at military recruitment offices in a strip mall on Lee Highway just before 11amActive shooting situation then moved several miles north to a U.S. Naval Reserve Center near the Chattanooga State Community College campusJust before 1:30pm, the Chattanooga police tweeted that the active shooter situation was over Multiple local stations are reporting that the shooter is dead Four military members were killed this morning and at least one police officer injured, when a gunman opened fire...
  • Millionaire Caught Begging in Kuwait

    07/14/2015 8:25:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2015
    Police find more than Dh6m in bank accountKuwaiti Police arrested a local man for begging although he has more than Dh6 million in the bank, a newspaper in the oil-rich Gulf state reported on Tuesday. Police watching the beggar, a bedoun (without identity), found he was claiming that he was broke and had no home, the Arabic language daily 'Al Watan' said. “They arrested him for begging in violation of local laws. Investigations later showed that he had more than 500,000 dinars (Dh6.1 million) in his bank account,” it said.
  • Troops overseas get pizza on the Fourth thanks to suburban initiative

    07/05/2015 12:22:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2015 | By Susan Berger
    Pizzas — 5,500 of them — were delivered this Fourth of July to servicemen and women in Afghanistan and Kuwait, thanks to an initiative that was born at a kitchen table in Elk Grove Village. "It's raining pizza in Afghanistan," said Pizza 4 Patriots founder Mark Evans. "We air-drop it." Eight years ago, Evans and his son Kent were eating pizza and watching coverage of the Iraq war on television. Kent asked his dad, a retired Air Force master sergeant, if the troops got to eat pizza. Evans answered that they got MREs — meals ready to eat in a...
  • Fought Vietcong,Sandinistas,Saddam,Taliban,ISIS but last Vietnam vet in uniform is retiring

    07/02/2015 4:35:31 PM PDT · by vis a vis · 11 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 2 Jul 2015 | Daniel Bates For Dailymail.com
    When Sergeant Major Michael Jarnevic finally retires from the Army on July 8, it will be the end of a career that began in 1973 when he enlisted as a Marine and was deployed to Vietnam. He is now nearing his 60th birthday and has spent three quarters of his life fighting for his country. In fact, Sgt Major Jarnevic appears to be the last Vietnam veteran on active duty in the whole of the Army. During his 42 years of service he has served in Honduras during the Contra wars in the 80s and Kuwait in the 90s during...
  • Kuwait Makes DNA Tests Mandatory After ISIS Bombing

    07/01/2015 2:19:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Wednesday, 1 July 2015
    Kuwait’s parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law Wednesday requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country’s citizens and foreign residents. The legislation, requested by the government to help security agencies make quicker arrests in criminal cases, calls on the interior ministry to establish a database on all 1.3 million citizens and 2.9 million foreign residents. Under the law, people who refuse to give samples for the test face one year in jail and a fine of up to $33,000 (29,700 euros). Those who provide fake samples can be jailed for seven...
  • Quick succession of terrorist attacks has officials worried

    06/29/2015 6:26:27 PM PDT · by plain talk · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | June 29, 2015 | Don Melvin
    The attack Friday at a Tunisian beach resort killed at least 18 Britons, but officials said Monday the actual number was likely to be 30. That would make it by far the deadliest terrorist attack on Britons since the London transport bombings 10 years ago. Yet it was just one of three terrorist attacks on three continents that followed one another in frightening succession last week. While it is not yet known whether the attacks were linked, they have left officials in numerous countries concerned about how to keep their citizens safe. Not long after that, a bomb ripped through...
  • DEBKA :Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sacks Gen. Qassem Soleimani From Command Of The Syrian War (Iran's bro

    06/26/2015 10:25:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 16 replies
    DEBKA ^ | June 26, 2015 AST
    Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani,the Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iranian Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a series of war debacles. He was left in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed by exclusive Iranian intelligence sources. Since Soleimani last visited Damascus on June 2, in the aftershock of the historic town of Palmyra’s fall to the Islamic State, the situation of President Bashar Assad and his army has gone from bad to worse. The Iranian general’s...
  • Kuwait Shia Mosque Blast Death Toll 'Rises to 27' (During Friday Prayers; ISIS)

    06/26/2015 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 26 June 2015
    The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital has risen to at least 27, the interior ministry says. Another 227 people were wounded, it added. Images circulating online show bodies on the mosque floor amid debris. The blast hit the Imam Sadiq Mosque in a busy area to the east of Kuwait City. An Islamic State- (IS) affiliated group said it was behind the attack. IS has carried out similar recent attacks in neighbouring Saudi Arabia and Yemen. However, this is the first attack on a Shia mosque to take...
  • Odd Bedfellows: Israel, Saudis in Step on Iran Threat

    06/08/2015 5:18:02 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 30 replies
    CBN News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Chris Mitchell
    JERUSALEM, Israel -- Against the backdrop of a pending deal over Iran's nuclear program, an unprecedented meeting took place in Washington, D.C., last week. The meeting between Israel and Saudi Arabia sent one more signal of an historic geopolitical change taking place in the Middle East. At the Council on Foreign Relations, Israel's incoming director general of the Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, met with Anwar Majed Eshki, his Saudi counterpart. These historic enemies shared an identical message: Iran is trying to take over the Middle East and it must be stopped. The meeting took place in public, but Israel and...
  • Kuwaiti Girl Seeking Hubby Online Gets Old Crippled Neighbour

    06/03/2015 1:05:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    She had registered with a websiteA Kuwaiti girl looking for a husband online was stunned when she discovered the suitor was her own neighbour, a crippled man in his 60s. The girl, in her 30s, had registered with a specialised website seeking a husband and waited for nearly two weeks before she was connected with a man. “He phoned her and agreed to meet…when she saw him, she got a big shock as he was her crippled neighbour, who is known by her family…she quickly left him and was still under the shock,” the Saudi daily ‘Sada’ said without giving...
  • Russia said scaling back its support for Assad

    05/31/2015 11:54:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Elhanan Miller
    Russia is gradually turning its back on Syrian President Bashar Assad, evacuating some 100 expert advisers and their families from Syria and refusing to repair regime fighter jets, an Arab daily reported on Sunday. “Senior sources in the Gulf” told pro-opposition London-based daily a-Sharq al-Awsat that the change in Russia’s position toward the Assad regime stems from diplomatic pressure exerted by Arab Gulf states. It also comes as part of Moscow’s efforts to shake international sanctions imposed on it following a military confrontation with Ukraine, the sources said. Meanwhile, Syrian opposition sources told the newspaper that 100 of Russia’s top...
  • White House Says F-35s Not For Sale to Gulf Arab States

    05/15/2015 5:52:10 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 12 replies
    DoD BUZZ ^ | May 13th, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama’s Camp David summit with the Gulf Arab states on Thursday will seek to boost arms sales to the Gulf neighbors but the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been taken off their wish list. White House officials on Monday sought to tamp down speculation that King Salman of Saudi Arabia canceled his attendance at Camp David when the U.S. made clear that his country would not be permitted to buy F-35s. “We do not and never anticipated this to be a summit that only focused on one capability, like the F-35, for instance,” said Ben Rhodes, the deputy National...
  • Five Iranian boats fire shots in the Persian Gulf

    )—Five Iranian boats fired shots across the bow of a Singapore flagged cargo vessel in the Persian Gulf on Thursday in an attempt to potentially stop the ship, a U.S. official told CNN. For the first time, the incident brought another Persian Gulf nation into the recent rising maritime tensions in the region. It is not yet clear if any of the rounds hit the Alpine Eternity. There were no U.S. citizens or cargo on board. The Pentagon is still gathering information about the incident.
  • Singapore-flagged ship comes under Iranian fire: UAE coastguard

    05/14/2015 6:47:17 PM PDT · by dila813 · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 48 minutes ago | Reuters
    DOHA (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirate's coastguard said it went to the aid of a Singapore-flagged ship on Thursday after the vessel came under Iranian naval fire, the Gulf state's news agency reported. The coastguard said the cargo ship, flying a Singapore flag,
  • King Salman of Saudi Arabia pulls out of US talks on Iran

    05/11/2015 11:20:00 AM PDT · by mojito · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 5/11/2015 | Ian Black
    King Salman of Saudi Arabia has withdrawn from a carefully orchestrated summit with the US that President Barack Obama hoped would assuage Gulf anxieties about the conclusion of a nuclear agreement with Iran. Until Sunday the monarch had been expected to join other heads of state from the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries at an unprecedented meeting at the White House and a day of talks at the presidential retreat at Camp David. Now the only leaders attending will be the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait. The summit, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, follows months of tension and intensive...
  • Three al-Qaeda leaders killed in US attack (the Libi raid)

    02/05/2008 4:44:09 AM PST · by Dog · 50 replies · 133+ views
    www.adnkronos.com ^ | 5 Feb. 2008
    Kuwait City, 5 Feb. (AKI) - The US air raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Abu Layth al-Libi in Pakistan is reported to have also killed three other leaders from the terrorist network. According to the Kuwaiti daily, al-Watan, two Kuwaitis and a Libyan also died in the missile attack conducted by a Predator aircraft on January 25 in Mir Ali, in North Waziristan on the border of Afghanistan. The daily said the attack was aimed at what was believed to have been an al-Qaeda summit meeting. Abu Obeida Tawari al-Obeidi and Abu Adel al-Kuwaiti were reportedly there with al-Libi.Abu Adel...
  • Exclusive - Boeing poised to clinch $3 billion-plus Kuwait F/A-18 order

    05/06/2015 11:45:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/06/2015 | ANDREA SHALAL
    Kuwait is expected to announce in coming weeks an order for 28 Boeing Co (BA.N) F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, a $3 billion-plus (£1.96 billion plus) deal that will keep the jets' St. Louis production line running well into 2019, according to people familiar with the deal. Kuwait, which operates a fleet of earlier F/A-18 models, has signed a formal letter stating its firm plans to buy newer-model Boeing jets, according to one of the people who is familiar with the deal but was not authorized to speak publicly. A second source confirmed that the U.S. government was working with Kuwait to...
  • New sanctions in works – against U.S. (Defense related) businesses (by our Middle Eastern Allies)

    05/06/2015 10:58:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 22 replies
    WND ^ | May 05, 2015 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – In an extraordinary move that could mean billions lost to the American economy, Gulf monarchs meeting Tuesday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, took a closed-door decision to potentially withhold investments from U.S. military firms if the terms of any final agreement with Iran causes significant harm to the Sunni Arab states. The meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council brought together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. All of those countries, aside from Oman, participated in the Saudi-led strikes targeting Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen. According to a source who took part...
  • Iran Threatens Saudis After Aid Planes Blocked

    04/26/2015 10:10:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 12 replies
    Israel National News ^ | April 25, 2015 | Hillel Fendel
    Amid reports of a renewed Saudi offensive against Iranian-allied rebels in Yemen, Iran's news agency reported on Friday that Saudi Arabia had stopped Iranian aid planes from landing in Yemen. Not unexpectedly, a top Iranian official responded with threats directed at Saudi Arabia. Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdollahian warned on Sunday that the Saudi behavior and its siege of Yemen and preventing the dispatch of humanitarian aids "will not remain unanswered." "Saudi Arabia is not entitled to decide for others in the region," Abdollahian added. Iran's FARS News Agency stated that Saudi fighter jets...
  • Generals: Saudi Intervention in Yemen is Doomed to Failure

    04/19/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2015-04-19 | John Hayward
    According to a report by al-Jazeera, several American generals are skeptical that Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen will succeed.  A “senior commander at CENTCOM” claimed the Saudis did not keep the operation secret from American authorities because they feared the Obama Administration inform Iran, but rather because the Saudis feared the Pentagon would dismiss their battle plan as a “bad idea” and try to talk them out of it. “Military sources said that a number of regional special forces officers and officers at U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) argued strenuously against supporting the Saudi-led intervention because the target of the intervention, the Shia...
  • Mad Cow Disease In Texas Man Has Mysterious Origin

    04/16/2015 10:41:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    It began with anxiety and depression. A few months later, hallucinations appeared. Then the Texas man, in his 40s, couldn't feel or move the left side of his face. He thought the symptoms were because of a recent car accident. But the psychiatric problems got worse. And some doctors thought the man might have bipolar disorder. Cattle feeding practices have been changed in an effort to halt the spread of mad cow disease. THE SALT Mad Cow Disease: What You Need To Know Now Eventually, he couldn't walk or speak. He was hospitalized. And about 18 months after symptoms began,...
  • Glenn Beck Goes Off: ‘I Was Diane Sawyer’s Little Bitch,’ ‘She Became A Bigot’

    08/01/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    Mediaite ^ | , July 31st, 2013 | Andrew Kirell
    On his radio show this morning, Glenn Beck not-so-fondly recalls the time he was employed by ABC News and became Diane Sawyer‘s “little bitch” before their working relationship soured and “she became the biggest bigot I’ve ever seen.” According to Beck, during his brief stint as an ABC contributor, Sawyer was fond of him and would call him up frequently to discuss what sorts of ideas she had for improving television. “I was Diane Sawyer’s little bitch,” he told his co-hosts today, recalling how she’d call and e-mail him so frequently his wife became concerned. However, he alleged, Sawyer stopped...
  • GOP mission: Name 3,000 things after Reagan (Mount Reagan, Grover Norquist)

    05/14/2014 8:05:39 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 13, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Conservative activist Grover Norquist wants to name 3,000 things after Ronald Reagan. His next target is a small mountain in Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's home state. The would-be Mount Reagan, at 3,366 feet, is not nearly the highest peak in Nevada. But it does overlook Las Vegas and, as such, would remind all who visit and live there of the former two-term California governor who went on to become president and lodestar of the Republican Party.
  • Why do Freepers have a problem with Glen Beck?

    07/25/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT · by MNDude · 176 replies
    I've seen some negative comments about conservative talk radio host "Glen Beck" in here lately. Wasn't he the one that brought a million conservatives to a rally in Washington DC? So I'm just curious, if there is one thing you don't like about Mr. Beck, what is it?
  • Bobby Jindal pledged no new taxes, raised taxes, then denied doing it(Not ready for primetime Gov)

    03/24/2015 7:12:54 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 18 replies
    am thinker ^ | 3/24/15 | Newmachete
    Governor Bobby Jindal of Lousiana, who pledged not to raise taxes, has raised taxes, aided by the radical Islam loving Grover Norquist. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal was caught in a jam. He had to plug a $1.6 billion projected deficit for next year — 20 percent of Louisiana’s general fund — and he had to do it without violating an anti-tax pledge he made to Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), the influential conservative group headed by Grover Norquist. Jindal’s solution: eliminating $526 million in tax rebates, most notably for the state’s business inventory tax. Norquist’s group blessed the decision, concluding...
  • Grover Norquist Stars in Daytona 500 Ad Promoting More Immigration (George Soros funded)

    02/21/2015 6:35:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 21, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Grover Norquist stars in a pro-immigration ad that a George Soros-funded pro-amnesty group is running this weekend at Daytona International Speedway during the Daytona 500. The National Immigration Forum ad promotes increased immigration. “Immigration is part of the secret sauce that makes America work,” Norquist says in the ad. “More people are a resource, they’re an asset; they’re not a liability.” Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, said that, “at the end of the day, immigration is about people, not politics. “We need to welcome immigrants and afford them the opportunity, skills and status they need...

    02/19/2015 12:23:20 PM PST · by LSUfan · 23 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 19 Feb 15 | Matthew Boyle
    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist has written a letter to several members of the NRA’s board of directors fervently denying allegations of his ties to Muslim Brotherhood leaders as “conspiracies.” Norquist is currently facing re-election for his position on the NRA’s board of directors, all while these accusations against him have come under renewed attention—and could dominate discussion of his NRA role in the coming weeks. In the letter obtained by Breitbart News, Norquist accuses Center for Security Policy (CSP) president Frank Gaffney, a former official in Ronald Reagan’s Pentagon, of being a “stalker” he has had...
  • Grover Norquist's Alleged Islamist Ties Threaten Reelection to NRA Board of Directors

    02/19/2015 7:44:25 AM PST · by maggief · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 19, 2015 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) president Grover Norquist has written a letter to several members of the NRA’s board of directors fervently denying allegations of his ties to Muslim Brotherhood leaders as “conspiracies.” Norquist is currently facing re-election for his position on the NRA’s board of directors, all while these accusations against him have come under renewed attention—and could dominate discussion of his NRA role in the coming weeks. In the letter obtained by Breitbart News, Norquist accuses Center for Security Policy (CSP) president Frank Gaffney, a former official in Ronald Reagan’s Pentagon, of being a “stalker” he has had...
  • Report: ’16 GOP Fundraisers to Push Amnesty with Grover Norquist, Bloomberg Group

    02/15/2015 7:57:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | February 13, 2015 | Tony Lee
    Top GOP fundraisers will reportedly join Grover Norquist and Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New Economy group on a conference call next week to push for comprehensive amnesty legislation. According to a BuzzFeed report, the GOP fundraisers on the Tuesday call will include Mitt Romney’s “former finance director Spencer Zwick; California-based fast food CEO Andrew Puzder; and billionaire health care executive Mike Fernandez.” Fernandez is reportedly leaning toward Jeb Bush, who has said that illegal immigration is an “act of love” and has not backed down for his support of a comprehensive amnesty bill, while Puzder and Zwick are unaffiliated...
  • Be a Rock Star... Start Hating Big Government

    12/27/2014 6:31:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed “Robin Hood of Rock” is beginning to sound a little more like Grover Norquist than a traditional pop-culture leftist. The U2 frontman, Bono, recently praised Ireland’s extraordinarily low tax rate, while claiming that the move has brought unparalleled prosperity to the Emerald Isle. According to the UK Independent, Bono boasted about the tax-policy’s ability to bring wealth to Ireland for the first time in centuries:“We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and tax competitiveness has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known.”He even...
  • Grover Norquist, then and now on "washed up" Jeb Bush

    12/12/2014 1:39:33 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Adam Smith
    The Wall Street Journal's Beth Reinhard chatted with Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist about Jeb Bush's refusal to sign Norquiest's pledge never to raise taxes and his comments a few years ago that he could support a deficit reduction deal that entailed $1 in tax increases to every $10 in spending cuts: ....Mr. Norquist said the 2012 hearing came at a time when “Republicans were all holding out on not raising taxes, and he was a guy from Florida, a former, washed-up politician from Florida not involved in that fight…and he jumps in says, ‘I’d raise taxes.’ You’re either...
  • Grover Norquist: What makes Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker a good choice for 2016

    11/22/2014 8:01:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 20, 2014 | Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
    After the GOP’s midterm-elections sweep, the Republican Party holds more U.S. House seats and controls more state houses than at any time since 1928. Having reached this goal, the GOP now needs to look for a 2016 presidential nominee to match this success. President Calvin Coolidge, who sat in the Oval Office from 1923 to 1929, would be a smart model for the party. He reined in spending and reduced tax rates at a time when it was as needed as it is today. President Ronald Reagan admired Coolidge so much that he hung a portrait of the 30th president...
  • Is Rand Paul Becoming Just Another Republican? (ACLU & Grover Norquist now advisors)

    09/08/2014 8:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | September 4, 2014 | Lincoln Mitchell
    For several years Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky and the son of presidential candidate Ron Paul, has been one of the most interesting politicians in his party and in congress as a whole. At a time when new ideas have become increasingly scarce, and the policy bandwidth increasingly narrow in Washington, Mr. Paul, whether speaking about US intervention and foreign policy or more recently about militarization and the police, has been one of the few politicians with views outside of his party’s mainstream. With the 2016 presidential election approaching, this has made Mr. Paul one of the most...
  • Grover Norquist — yes, that Grover Norquist — makes ‘new friends’ at Burning Man

    08/30/2014 7:21:01 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | August 30, 2014 | Twitchy Staff
    The GOP just keeps getting weirder.