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  • Pat Buchanan Oddly Thinks Israel is a Bigger Threat Than Iran

    02/22/2012 4:19:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Pat Buchanan, the columnist, author, and until recently MSNBC's token right-winger, garnered a lot of sympathy when he was fired from his job at the left-leaning news network apparently because of a book he wrote. Too bad, as reported in the Daily Caller, Buchanan had to ruin things by articulating how obnoxious his views really are. In essence, he suggested that Israel with its 300 estimated nuclear weapons was a bigger threat to the United States than is Iran with its nuclear program on Russian television. Buchanan went on about how his favorite Jewish conspiracy, which he called the "neocons,"...
  • Shocking Anti-Islam Ad Campaign Coming To New York City Buses And Subways

    09/20/2014 7:27:13 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 20 September 2014 | Tyler Durden
    In a move that is certain to further escalate already stretched racial tensions in America's most cosmopolitan city, some 100 New York City buses will soon carry jarring anti-Islamic posters which feature photos of an ISIS beheading victim, his alleged executioner, Adolf Hitler, declare "Yesterday's moderate [Muslim] is today's headline" and proclaim "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism" as part of an "educational campaign." According to the NY Daily News, the ads, paid for by flame-throwing blogger Pamela Geller, at a cost of $100,000, are intended as an “education campaign” to warn of the “problem with jihad” and Islamic sharia law,...
  • Will the Real Rand Paul Please Stand Up?

    09/06/2014 10:24:11 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | September 05, 2014 | RICK SANTORUM
    The Kentucky senator is trying to tell us he’s not an isolationist. That dog won’t hunt.Rand Paul insists he’s not an “isolationist.” Writing this week in TIME, he says, “I look at the world, and consider war, realistically and constitutionally.”But in reality, the Kentucky senator has advanced a brand of neo-isolationism and appeasement that is as short-sighted as it mistaken. Despite his recent, and frantic efforts to recast himself as not completely ridiculous on national security issues, the truth is his record often puts him in league with Barack Obama—or even to the president’s left. Anyone who truly cares about...
  • America Shouldn't Choose Sides in Iraq's Civil War

    09/06/2014 10:32:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Online WSJ ^ | June 19, 2014 7:12 p.m. ET | Rand Paul
    Obama has made mistakes but so did Bush by invading. There's no good case for U.S. military intervention now. Though many claim the mantle of Ronald Reagan on foreign policy, too few look at how he really conducted it. The Iraq war is one of the best examples of where we went wrong because we ignored that.In 1984, Reagan's Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger developed the following criteria for war, primarily to avoid another Vietnam. His speech, "The Uses of Military Power," boils down to this: The United States should not commit forces to combat unless the vital national interests...
  • Rand Paul stands alone against Senate's 'preemptive war' resolution for Iran

    09/06/2014 10:46:01 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    RT.Com ^ | September 22, 2012 19:52
    s a de-facto declaration of war. The measure, which was introduced several months ago by Senators Lindsey Graham, Bob Casey and Joe Lieberman, supports continuing to pressure Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment program. The resolution advocates using methods other than containment to stop Iran, including exerting economic and diplomatic pressure. Senate Joint Resolution 41 “rejects any United States policy that would rely on efforts to contain a nuclear weapons-capable Iran.” Senators expressed their fears regarding Iran’s nuclear capabilities. “We know that Iran would create access for terrorists – access for them – to these nuclear weapons, making the Middle...
  • Rand Paul's New Foreign Policy Realpolitik

    09/06/2014 5:00:29 PM PDT · by Noremac · 10 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 6, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    WASHINGTON, September 6, 2014 — Rand Paul’s opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal sums up his analysis of how the menace of the Islamic State developed, and clearly declares that it must be dealt with: "The Islamic State represents a threat that should be taken seriously. But we should also recall how recent foreign-policy decisions have helped these extremists so that we don’t make the same mistake of potentially aiding our enemies again". The Christian Science Monitor wonders, “Has Rand Paul become a Hawk?” and outlines his pre-existing image: His relatively dovish foreign-policy views have long been seen as...
  • Scathing Anti-West Editorial in German Handelsblatt; Reader Emails on "Small Price to Pay"

    08/10/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    Yesterday, a reader told me about a must-read article in the German financial newspaper Handelsblatt. Having no details other than it was a"must read" I failed to locate the article after attempting translations of the Handelsblatt home page. Zero Hedge did find the article, entitled "West on the Wrong Path". It turns out, there is a version of the editorial in German, English, and Russian. Citing parallels to WWI, author Gabor Steingart, publisher of Handelsblatt, Germany’s leading financial newspaper, blasts the Western response (especially US and German) response to the situation in Ukraine. "Small Price to Pay" vs. "West on...
  • Ron Paul: Police manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspect scarier than attack

    04/29/2013 5:09:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Rep. Ron Paul said the law enforcement that swarmed around Boston in the days following the marathon bombings was scarier than the actual terrorist attack. “The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city,” he said on the Lew Rockwell website, Politico reported. “This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself.” The terror attacks on April 15 in Boston killed three and injured 264. Mr. Paul, a former libertarian political candidate who served in Congress as...
  • They Lost China, and Iran, and Iraq, and Libya, and Afghanistan and Pakistan and...

    07/02/2014 1:25:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2014 | John Ransom
    A victory beyond the wildest dreams of Osama bin Laden is within reach of fighters from ISIL, a group of which he would likely approve regardless of what current Al Qaeda leadership says about the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. And it's all Obama's fault. “Iraqi troops battled to dislodge an al Qaeda splinter group from the city of Tikrit on Monday,” reports the Hindustan Times, “after its leader was declared caliph of a new Islamic state in lands seized this month across a swathe of Iraq and Syria.” The caliphate claims worldwide authority over all Muslims, and...
  • All You Need to Know About ISIS and What is Happening in Iraq

    06/29/2014 2:45:18 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | June 29, 2014 | Staff
    As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs. Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on ISIS offensive in Iraq So, what is ISIS? And is it even ISIS, or is it ISIL? The world’s most committed and fanatical radical organization has only recently gone by its current name, after the unrecognized Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) was proclaimed in April last year. Al-Sham...
  • Israel Deploys 3 Nuclear-Armed Subs Off Iran Coast; Iran Warns Of Forceful Response To "Evil Acts"

    06/28/2014 9:39:28 AM PDT · by Renfield · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    With tear-gas flying in the streets of Turkey, Ukraine's civil-war raging in the south and east, US drones based in Japan to oversee the South China Sea, and Europe's extremist parties gaining significant traction, today we get one more piece of considerably worrisome geopolitical news that global stock markets must ignore. The Sunday Times reports that Israel is to deploy three submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles in the Persian Gulf that are meant to act as a deterrent, gather intelligence and potentially to land Mossad agents. Iran is not happy, warning that "anyone who wishes to do an evil...
  • Laura Ingraham: Rand Paul is almost as bad as Jeb Bush on amnesty

    06/23/2014 2:35:52 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 29 replies
    "Rand Paul took, I think, a really wrong-headed step on the immigration issue last week. I mean, he’s not completely where Jeb is, but almost!"
  • Blowback! U.S. trained ISIS at secret Jordan base

    06/17/2014 10:09:56 AM PDT · by detective · 108 replies
    WND ^ | 6/16/2014 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The officials said dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq. The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any...
  • This Will Be the Primary Reason for World War III

    06/17/2014 12:31:56 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 26 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | June 17 2014 | Dave Hodges
    The Bank of International Settlements Even if Putin and Obama fail to realize the obvious, they are playing for the same team in a script that has been written for them to play out, the script will culminate in World War III. The grand master controlling the world’s central banks needs World War III to happen. They need a war to unify the planet, socially, politically, economically and religiously. We are soon to learn the meaning of the popular NWO phrase, “Out of chaos comes order”.The Death of the Dollar Is the Motivating Force Behind WW III Russia is...
  • Egyptian Army opens fire on Coptic Christian church

    02/28/2011 10:33:01 AM PST · by SeanG200 · 80 replies
    Libertarian Republican ^ | 2-28-2011 | Etric Dondero
    Video in post of actual attack (mildly graphic). Posted by http://religiopoliticaltalk.com/
  • German president: don’t always rule out military

    06/14/2014 4:39:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 14, 2014 7:04 AM EDT
    Germany’s president says his compatriots shouldn’t always reject deploying the military to help resolve conflicts as he underlines calls for the country to take more international responsibility. […] President Joachim Gauck told Deutschlandfunk radio in an interview broadcast Saturday that he understands Germans’ longstanding reluctance to take a leading international role, but the country is now a “solid and reliable democracy.” He said that in defending human rights and innocent lives “it is sometimes necessary to take up arms.” …
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Did Saddam Hussein Gas His Own People? Reality checks needed during war

    03/01/2003 3:07:25 PM PST · by konijn · 14 replies · 545+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | Saturday, March 1, 2003 | Don Sellar
    Reality checks needed during war DON SELLAR Halabja (pop. 80,000) is a small Kurdish city in northern Iraq. On Wednesday, the Star reminded readers that Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army killed 5,000 Kurds in a 1988 chemical weapons attack on Halabja near the end of a bloody, eight-year war with Iran. The statement that Saddam was responsible for gassing the Kurds — his own people — was straightforward. Indeed, U.S. President George W. Bush has used similar language about the disaster at Halabja in making a case for a military strike to oust Saddam. Yet the Star also reported, in a...
  • Inside the "Ron Paul" Spam Botnet (Originated in Ukraine)

    12/05/2007 9:05:30 PM PST · by AKSurprise · 16 replies · 531+ views
    "On the weekend of October 27, 2007, the Internet was suddenly bombarded with a rash of spam emails promoting U.S. presidential candidate Ron Paul. The spam run continued until Tuesday, October 30, when it stopped as suddenly as it began. At the same time, political blogs began to light up, accusing the campaign (or at least its ardent supporters) of running a criminal botnet for political purposes. We decided to cut through the spin and take a closer look at this botnet to determine its origins and shine some light on who might be responsible." "confirmation that the spammer calling...
  • Rand Paul: AIPAC Is Opposing Bill to Cut Aid to Palestinians

    05/02/2014 9:57:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    News Max ^ | 01 May 2014 | Bill Hoffmann
    A bill that could potentially cut off foreign aid to Palestinians has some surprising opposition: the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a powerful pro-Israel lobby, says Sen. Rand Paul, who is sponsoring the legislation. "Ironically, the group AIPAC is pushing back this bill and this is to me very troubling," Paul told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
  • See what they’ll be teaching in the Chicago public schools

    04/21/2014 1:47:34 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 20 2014 | Chuck Ross
    Chicago public schools are set to introduce a new Afro-centric curriculum, according to a closely-guarded copy obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The curriculum covers kindergarten through tenth grade and is designed to align with Common Core. It includes a web link to TheAfrican.com, a website whose publisher decries “fake-Jews” and calls the United States a “Zionist-occupied enemy territory.”
  • This Means War: US To Target Putin's Personal $40 Billion Stash

    04/20/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/20/14 | tyler durnded
    While the White House has continually threatened further sanctions against Russia for non-de-escalation (even as it un-de-escalates itself), the specifics of the additional sanctions have been sparse. German CEO warnings over blowback from economic sanctions... the "nonsense" of replacing Russian gas with US gas... the Russian warnings of "interdependence" and "boomerangs"... all reduce the West's arsenal of financial sanctions. But, as The Times of London reports, perhaps the US has found a crucial pain point for Putin - a sanctions regime that would target Putin's personal wealth, which includes a reported $40 billion stashed in Swiss bank accounts. As The...
  • Princeton Study Confirms 'US Is An Oligarchy'

    04/17/2014 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/17/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts. Americans do enjoy many features central to democratic governance, such as regular elections, freedom of speech and association, and a widespread (if still contested) franchise. But we believe that if policymaking is dominated by powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans, then America’s claims to being a democratic society are seriously threatened. - From a recent...
  • EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence in Ukraine

    04/16/2014 11:15:12 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 28 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 04-16-2014 | Staff
    There is no large Russian military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in the region. In an interview with Finnish national news broadcaster, Yle, Alafuzoff said the Russian military had nothing to do with the seizing of government buildings in eastern Ukraine. “In my opinion, it’s mostly people who live in the region who are not satisfied with the current state of affairs,” said Alafuzoff, referring to the situation in East Ukraine. He went on to say...
  • Syrian opposition fighters obtain US-made anti-tank missiles

    04/17/2014 3:38:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 22 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | April 16, 2014 | Karen DeYoung
    Syria's opposition fighters have been supplied with U.S.-made anti-tank missiles, the first time a major American weapons system has appeared in rebel hands. It is unclear how the rebels obtained the wire-guided missiles, which are capable of penetrating heavy armor and fortifications and are standard in the U.S. military arsenal. The United States has sold them in the past to Turkey, among other countries, and the Pentagon approved the sale of 15,000 of the weapons to Saudi Arabia in December. Both countries aid Syrian opposition groups. U.S. officials declined to discuss the origin of the weapons but did not dispute...
  • Prince Bandar bin Sultan, Head Of Saudi Intelligence, Has Been Sacked

    04/15/2014 8:01:09 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 29 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 4/15/2014 | Tyler Durden
    In the aftermath of the disastrous, for both the US and Saudi Arabia, false flag campaign to replace the Syrian regime with one which would be amenable to allowing a Qatari gas pipeline to pass underneath the Al-Qaeda rebel infested country, there were numerous rumors that the reign of Saudi's infamous former ambassador to the US and current intelligence chief, Prince Bandar "Bush" bin Sultan - the man who we suggested was the puppetmaster behind the entire failed operation - had come to an end. Some two months ago, Shia Post reported that "News sources announced that the chief of...
  • The KKK Tries to Make A Comeback

    04/15/2014 3:39:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15
    As a former Klan leader is charged with killing three in Kansas, the frayed white supremacy group is trying to attract new members. The Southern Poverty Law Center estimates the number of hate groups in the U.S. has risen from 602 in 2000 to 939 in 2013 The Ku Klux Klan was once a major force in America, with a membership of nearly 4 million that regularly included mayors, chiefs of police and other grandees of segregated regions, especially in the South and Midwest. It’s been decades since the Klan held that sort of mainstream sway, but Sunday’s deadly rampage...
  • Kansas City Shooter Inspired by Leftist Anti-Israel Demagogue Max Blumenthal-Cited by Killer

    04/15/2014 6:06:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-15-14 | http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/anti-israel-leftist-cited-by-anti-semitic-killer-mocked
    Anti-Israel Leftist Cited by Anti-Semitic Killer Mocked Idea that American Jews are At Risk - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Anti-Israel Leftist Cited by Anti-Semitic Killer Mocked Idea that American Jews are At RiskPosted By Daniel Greenfield On April 14, 2014 @ 12:27 pm In The Point | 4 Comments Leftist Anti-Israel journalist Max Blumenthal, who is affiliated with The Nation, ridiculed the idea that American Jews are an at risk population.Blumenthal, whose attacks on Israel and Jews were described as anti-Semitic even by many on the left, and whose work was allegedly cited by the Kansas City killer and...
  • Chilling 2010 Interview With Right-Wing Jewish Center Shooter

    04/14/2014 6:28:09 PM PDT · by Borges · 37 replies
    AATP ^ | 4/14/2014
    In a 2010 interview, Alan Colmes talked with a KKK Grand Dragon, who would later become the Jewish Center shooter, as he was running for Senate in Missouri as a Republican–and the glimpse into the mind of this madman that the interview offers is simply horrifying. On Sunday, Frazier Glenn Miller, or Frazier Glenn Cross, murdered three people at two different Jewish centers in Overland Park, Kansas–including a man, woman, and child. He shot at two others, but they were uninjured. As he was arrested, the founder of the White Patriot Party screamed “Heil Hitler!” Frazier/Cross told Colmes, a Jewish...
  • Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Identified as Former KKK Leader

    04/13/2014 8:55:20 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 92 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04-13-2014 | Gillian Mohney
    The 73-year-old man charged with murder in the shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas, that left three people dead is reportedly the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr., of Aurora, Mo., was taken into custody in the parking lot of an elementary school near the scene of the shootings, and was booked on a charge of first degree murder, according to the Johnson County, Kansas, Sheriff's Office. Cross is an alias for Frasier Glenn Miller, the former KKK leader, according to the Southern...
  • UN agency's choices to replace Richard Falk at Palestinian post accused of anti-Semitism

    04/09/2014 8:15:16 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 08, 2014
    Under pressure from Arab nations, the United Nations Human Rights Council has rejected a U.S.-backed choice to replace its outgoing point man on Palestine, and is now eyeing two candidates who share a long history of alleged anti-Israel bias. The current front-runner to replace Richard Falk, a 9/11 truther who once praised Ayatollah Khomeinei and was reliably anti-Israel while serving as the council's special rapporteur on Palestinian rights, is Christine Chinkin, a law professor at the London School of Economics. Chinkin authored the Goldstone report, an infamous UN study on the Gaza conflict that was repudiated by Israel. A dark...
  • Rand Paul’s Hostile Takeover of the Republican Party Is Getting More Hostile

    04/10/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | April 10, 2014 | Jonathan Chait
    Republicans, I come in peace.Until very recently, Rand Paul’s project of insinuating himself comfortably within the Republican Party, and positioning himself as a plausible presidential nominee, had gone along with remarkable ease. Yes, the author of his campaign book turned out to be an unreconstructed neo-Confederate. That was a speed bump. (Who among us has not entrusted the explication of his worldview to a man who has cheered on the assassination of President Lincoln?) Paul had staged a masterful piece of political theater with his marathon Senate speech denouncing the Obama administration’s drone policy. He has assembled a top-tier campaign...
  • US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine

    04/08/2014 4:29:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/8/2014 | Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg
    The Russian government today claimed there are more than 100 American 'mercenaries' from a defense contracting company disguised as Ukrainian troops in the embattled former Soviet nation, a claim the American firm and top U.S. officials deny. ... The latest news relesae from Greystone, as posted on a company blog, is from September 2012, titled "New business in Russia" and simply says the company "provided executive protection services in Russia." In April 2012, the company announced it had been awarded a similar contract in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. ...
  • GBTV: Glenn analyzes Ron Paul's record (Soros ties exposed)

    01/04/2012 8:07:32 AM PST · by LSUfan · 25 replies
    GBTV ^ | 3 January 2012 | Glenn Beck
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFSHGhq19CM&feature=share
  • Why does Mark Levin perpetuate FDR’s slavish Victory Tax with a Liberty Amendment?

    09/14/2013 3:33:06 PM PDT · by JOHN W K · 65 replies
    9-14-2013 | johnwk
    In one of Mark Levin's Liberty Amendments he promotes keeping alive taxes calculated from profits, gains and other incomes. If one wants to judge the motives and character of those who advocate changes to our Constitution, there are two specific issues which give us a clue: (a) the manner in which Congress fills our national treasury; and (b), what our nation uses for “legal tender”. In other words, “its all about the Benjamins”. So, let us take a look at issue (a) and ask ourselves why does Mark Levin offer to perpetuate taxes calculated from profits, gains and incomes which...
  • Everything the Media is Missing on Syria

    09/01/2013 7:00:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2013 | Nightwatch
    Syria: The Asad government continues to insist that it did not use chemical weapons in the attack on 21 August. It approved an extension of the UN inspection team's visit and requested that it investigate three gas attacks against Syrian soldiers since 21 August. Lebanon's Daily Star reported on 26 August that at least four Hizballah fighters are receiving treatment in Beirut after coming into contact with chemical agents in Syria, a security source said. The source said four or five members came into contact with the chemical agents while searching a group of rebel tunnels in the Damascus suburb of Jobar over...
  • CIA documents acknowledge its role in Iran's 1953 coup

    08/20/2013 4:14:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 20, 2013
    The CIA has released documents which for the first time formally acknowledge its key role in the 1953 coup which ousted Iran's democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadeq. The documents were published on the independent National Security Archive on the 60th anniversary of the coup. They come from the CIA's internal history of Iran from the mid-1970s. "The military coup... was carried out under CIA direction as an act of US foreign policy," says one excerpt. The US role in the coup was openly referred to by then US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in 2000, and by President Barack...
  • Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas

    02/01/2006 10:09:49 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 280 replies · 4,385+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 02/01/2006 | Patrick Buchanan
    Buchanan defends foreign aid – for Hamas-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 1, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Creators Syndicate Inc. Ever since President Bush, sometime after 9-11, converted to neoconservatism, his Middle East policy has suffered from the triple defects of that subspecies of the Right: hubris, ideology and immaturity. Neoconservatives see the world as they wish it to be, not as it is. Like teenagers, they act on impulse and rail against the counsel of experience. "Often clever, never wise," Russell Kirk said of the breed. Repeatedly, Bush was warned by traditional conservatives that to send a U.S. army to...
  • Charley Reese Weighs in on "Crime and Trivia"

    10/27/2003 6:05:09 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 2 replies · 187+ views
    King Features Syndicate, Inc. ^ | 10-27-03 | Reese, Charley
    Crime And Trivia I haven't written about the Laci Peterson murder case or the rape case involving Kobe Bryant for two reasons. One, the only things that should be legitimately reported about any criminal trial are the testimony of the witnesses under oath and the remarks of the judge and the attorneys inside the courtroom during the trial. Everything else is hearsay and gossip. Two, an ordinary crime and subsequent criminal trial do not affect anyone except the victim, the perpetrator and their families. Therefore, it should be of no interest to anyone else. Unless you are family or friend,...
  • Obama's moment — a deal with Iran!

    08/12/2013 4:09:17 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 8 replies
    Journal-Advocate ^ | 7/31/2013 | Pat Buchanan
    In his second term, Richard Nixon had Watergate, but also the rescue of Israel in the Yom Kippur War. In his second term, Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra, but also a treaty eliminating U.S. and Soviet missiles in Europe, his "tear-down-this-wall" moment in Berlin and his lead role in ending the Cold War. In his second term, Bill Clinton had Monica, but also came close to a peace treaty between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat. Obama's second-term scandals — IRS, Benghazi, wiretapping The Associated Press and Fox — are in the low-kiloton range compared to the resignation of Nixon or the...
  • Strange new (How freed American slaves founded a new country . . . on slavery)

    08/11/2013 4:01:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 11, 2013 | LARRY GETLEN
    During Revolutionary times, to be “enlightened” often meant having enough compassion that you were willing to free your slaves — but only upon your death. So when founding fathers such as George Washington began to pass away around 1800, their slaves were set free into a country that had no desire for them. The result, as James Ciment writes in this thorough account of an experimental nation, was to send free blacks whence they came, to Africa. Liberia was the country created by freed American slaves who, perversely, became slave owners themselves.
  • Paul Ryan’s Crazy Plan to Save Immigration Reform

    08/01/2013 10:45:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 7/31/13 | Jonathan Chait
    If the Senate immigration bill came up for a vote in the House, it would probably pass — some of the Republicans and almost all of the Democrats would combine for 218 votes. But conservatives have extracted promises from John Boehner not to let that happen, and the Speaker has dutifully pledged to keep the House from voting on any bill that lacks the support of most Republicans. That would seem to make comprehensive reform pretty dead, right? Except Paul Ryan, who clearly wants to pass a bill, floated a way around this promise: -snip- So the plan he's discussing...
  • Were children smarter a century ago?

    07/31/2013 5:25:21 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 80 replies
    Test for eighth graders in Kentucky dated 1912 ignites debate over kids' intelligence today A general examination to test eighth grade students in Kentucky's Bullitt County school system in 1912 has stumped some adults and ignited a debate over the intelligence of children today. The arithmetic, geography, civil government, physiology, grammar and history questions range from 'What is a personal pronoun?' to 'Who first discovered Lawrence River?' and 'Define Cerebrum'. Posted on Lew Rockwell, the type-written test has promoted some adults to try and answer the questions, and caused some parents to critique the U.S. school system. 'I performed poorly,'...
  • The NSA Fight

    07/26/2013 8:12:59 PM PDT · by Errant · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 26 July, 2013 | Jonathan Strong
    On Friday, July 19, on the House floor, Majority Leader Eric Cantor pulled Representative Justin Amash aside, ushering him into a meeting with whip Kevin McCarthy and three of Amash’s congressional allies. Cantor pressed Amash to withdraw his amendment to stop the National Security Agency from collecting logs of every American’s phone calls and said he would work to provide a vote on the issue in a future bill. But several of Cantor’s top aides, who were also present, gave what Amash thought was a more threatening overture: There’s bound to be a procedural technicality we can use to...
  • Report: Al Jazeera Reporter in Violent Confrontation with D.C. Police

    07/25/2013 3:06:24 PM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 2 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 25, 2013 | Adam Kredo
    A reporter claiming to work for Al Jazeera was involved in a violent confrontation with Washington, D.C., police on Tuesday evening after he was ejected from a pro-Israel conference for surreptitiously videotaping attendees and events, according to eyewitnesses. Reporters identified as Matthew Cassel and Micah Garen were ejected from the Christians United for Israel’s (CUFI) annual D.C. gathering after they were caught infiltrating and clandestinely filming events closed to the press. The reporters, who claimed to be affiliated with Al Jazeera, were initially denied press credentials for the event due to what a CUFI official said is Al Jazeera’s anti-Israel...
  • Lindsey Graham Wants War With Iran at the End of the Summer (military force resolution)

    07/24/2013 5:31:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/23/13 | Connor Simpson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham told a "cheering" audience Tuesday that if the relationship between the U.S. and Iran doesn't improve by the end of summer, he will ask Congress to authorize going to war."If nothing changes in Iran, come September, October, I will present a resolution that will authorize the use of military force to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb," the South Carolina Republican said, according to a post on CQ Roll Call, at a conference for members of Christians United for Israel today. "The only way to convince Iran to halt their nuclear program is to make it...
  • Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years

    07/21/2013 6:31:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    NewsBusters.org. ^ | July 21, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    Talk about your America-hating media members. On the final episode of the syndicated Chris Matthews Show Sunday, Andrew Sullivan actually said that - to laughter from many in the studio - “with any luck,” America won’t be a superpower in 20 years (video follows with transcript and commentary):Andrew Sullivan: ‘With Any Luck’ America Won’t Be a Superpower in 20 Years CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Andrew, are we going to be - being we Americans, you included - are we going to be the great, are we still going to use that word superpower? I don't even like it very much. The...
  • Rand Paul’s Paleo Problem

    07/17/2013 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/17/2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    Rand Paul is the most interesting contender for the Republican nomination. And when I say interesting, I mean that in the broadest sense. A case in point: Last week, the Kentucky senator hit some turbulence when the Washington Free Beacon reported that Jack Hunter, Paul’s aide and the co-author of his book, The Tea Party Goes to Washington, was once the Southern Avenger. Who’s that? Starting in the 1990s, as a radio shock-jock, Hunter would wear a wrestling mask made from a Confederate flag, while making jokes about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and having the South re-secede. “Although Lincoln’s...
  • Democrats call on McConnell to condemn Paul for employing 'Southern Avenger'

    07/10/2013 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 7/10/2013 | Jack Brammer
    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon called on U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday to condemn U.S. Sen. Rand Paul's hiring of a staffer with a history of making controversial comments about race. Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication, reported Tuesday that Paul staffer Jack Hunter is a former talk-radio host who called himself the "Southern Avenger" and is a former member of the League of the South, a group that advocates Southern secession. "Senator McConnell likes Republicans to call him leader, and he has made himself heard on every issue he deems of consequence, real...
  • Rand Paul Defends ‘Embarrassed’ Aide With Neo-Confederate Past

    07/20/2013 3:15:29 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | July 11 2013 | Arlette Saenz
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., defended a Senate aide who once espoused pro-secession and neo-Confederate views, calling him “incredibly talented” during an interview with the Huffington Post. The Washington Free Beacon Tuesday reported that Jack Hunter, who serves as social media director for Paul, once worked as a radio shock jock for two different stations in Charleston, S.C., advocating for secession and the Confederacy. Hunter, who helped write Paul’s book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” called himself the “Southern Avenger” and wore a Confederate flag mask at public appearances. “People are calling him a white supremacist,” Paul said in an...