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  • Israeli's bid to buy Al-Jazeera from Qatar

    10/11/2009 5:45:51 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 731+ views
    Press TV ^ | 10/08/09
    Israeli's bid to buy Al-Jazeera from Qatar Thu, 08 Oct 2009 17:16:21 GMT An Israeli media tycoon has offered to buy the pan-Arab Al-Jazeera satellite television network from the government of Qatar. Haim Saban, has submitted an offer to the Qatari government in a bid to purchase half of the Doha -based Al-Jazeera satellite network. The Egyptian newspaper al-Mesryoon reported Wednesday that the Israeli billionaire is currently engaged in negotiations with Qatar's emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, over the partial purchase of the media outlet. The talks are said to be conducted through an Egyptian mediator. The account comes...
  • Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

    05/15/2016 9:15:13 PM PDT · by G Larry · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-16-16 | Fox News
    The latest issue of Al Qaedas online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. AND the magazine also features a section on bomb-making and encouraging radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian stabbings of Israelis by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death.
  • Moody's Downgrades Saudi Arabia on Lower Oil Prices

    05/15/2016 12:33:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | Sun, May 15 2016
    Saudi Arabia's credit rating has been downgraded by Moody's because of the long and deep slump in oil prices. Moody's Investors Service said Saturday that it also downgraded Gulf oil producers Bahrain and Oman. It left ratings unchanged for other Gulf states including Kuwait and Qatar. Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil exporter. Moody's cut the country's long-term issuer rating one notch to A1 from Aa3 after a review that began in March.
  • A World without American engagement

    05/13/2016 8:27:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 14 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2016 | Kallina Crompton
    On Tuesday at the Hudson Institute, Senator Marco Rubio reported about his recent trip to Qatar, Iraq, and Turkey to discuss the importance of American engagement in the Middle East and the consequences America would encounter if it pulled out: "If we are not engaged in the world, the price we pay will be much higher in the long run than the price we pay to be engaged." Senator Rubio explained why America has a serious interest in what happens in the Middle East: "Whenever there are vacuums of instability... that vacuum is filled with radicals... We do not want...
  • Hou ISD Ignoring Arabic Slave Connection (Qatar $$ for Arabic Immersion School)

    05/12/2016 11:15:33 AM PDT · by magna carta · 3 replies
    740 KTRH NewsRadio ^ | May 12,2016 | Nik Rajkovik
    Some Houston ISD parents say the board of trustees is ignoring the Arabic connection to slavery ahead of Thursday's vote to rename schools honoring those with Confederate ties. For much of the school year, a small group has been protesting outside HISD's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School, paid for in part by money from the Qatar Foundation. HISD is accepting money from the state that sponsors ISIS, that sponsors terror and slavery, and yet they are about to withdraw the school names of various Confederate heroes, says Elizabeth Theiss, founder of Stop the Magnet. Theiss says HISD is not alone....
  • Iraq demands extradition of Saddam's wife and daughter

    07/02/2006 2:53:27 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 1,100+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | July 2, 2006
    The woman and the elder girl of Saddam Hussein sought by Iraq BAGHDAD - the woman and the elder girl of Iraqi president deposed Saddam Hussein, who live both in exile, are reproduced on a new list of 41 the most sought people, whose Iraq required the extradition, published Sunday by the Iraqi adviser for national safety. "This list will be posted everywhere in the institutions of gouvernment, in the mosques and elsewhere to help to stop them" declared with the press Mouaffak Al-Roubae. "These people are responsible for the majority of the attacks and the murders perpetrated without...
  • Papers show Saddam snatched $1bn from bank a day before invasion

    08/04/2005 8:57:41 PM PDT · by snowsislander · 9 replies · 835+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 5, 2005 | Thomas Harding
    Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq's central bank to withdraw $1 billion for his youngest son the day before the invasion to stop it falling into foreign hands, according to a leaked letter apparently written by the former dictator. In a hand-written note to the bank's governor, marked "top secret" and dated March 19, 2003, the former president told Isam Huwaish to give $920 million and 90 million euros to his son Qusay and another man, al-Mashriq newspaper reported yesterday. The Iraqi national broadsheet reproduced the letter, which appears to bear Saddam's signature. Saddam sent bank a hand-written note Employees of the...
  • The Real Reason Saudi Arabia Killed Doha

    04/25/2016 11:46:55 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 25-04-2016 | Captain Hook
    Saudi Arabia single-handedly scuttled the Doha meeting, knowing all along that Iran would not participate, with a valid reason. The Russians and others agreed to proceed without Iran, planning to include them at a later date. So if everything was known beforehand, why did the Saudis pour cold water on the aspirations of the remaining members, risking its alienation from Russia and the OPEC community? Was it simply Saudi enmity toward Iran? Not exactly. Upon closer scrutiny, we can find the Saudi masterstroke behind Doha. It is well known that Saudi Arabia is heavily dependent on oil revenues, and that...
  • Drill will: America, not OPEC, decides the fate of global oil markets

    04/25/2016 2:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Economist ^ | April 23, 2016
    WE DONT care about oil prices, Muhammad bin Salman, Saudi Arabias deputy crown prince, recently told Bloomberg, a news agency: $30 or $70, they are all the same to us. Such comments by the man calling the shots in the worlds biggest oil power should be taken with a pinch of salt. Low oil prices cost the country billions, threaten its credit rating and are turning it from creditor to debtor: this week it set out to raise $10 billion from global banks. Yet the claim is not entirely hollow, either. Saudi Arabia is determined not to give any succour...
  • Qatar National Bank: Database leak gives data on al-Jazeera journalists and British 'spies'

    05/01/2016 6:41:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    IBT ^ | 4-26-16 | Jason Murdock
    A 1.4GB trove of internal documents, files and sensitive financial data purporting to be from the Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been leaked online. The massive data dump appears to contain hundreds of thousands of records including customer transaction logs, personal identification numbers and credit card data. Additionally, dozens of separate folders consist of information on everything from Al Jazeera journalists to what appears to be the Al-Thani Qatar Royal Family. However, it is a folder listed as "SPY, Intelligence" that quickly catches the eye. Upon analysis, it contains a slew of records listed as Ministry of Defence, MI6 (the...
  • Prized Racing Camels Bred for Success

    05/01/2016 2:37:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Tapei Times ^ | Mon, May 02, 2016
    Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons swimming in a large pool that doubles as a Jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel. It is for his muscles, it is good for the speed, shouts one of Musharifs handlers, pointing at the water as the calm three-year-old animal is led by a rope along the length of the pool at the Tharb camel hospital. SNIP In a region where camel racing is big business, Tharbs work is increasingly important, and the first camels bred at the center are already racing in Qatar. Tibary admitted...
  • Al Jazeera says it has been banned from Iraq over its reporting

    04/30/2016 6:04:39 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 4 replies
    dw.com ^ | 4/28/16
    Iraqi officials have reportedly revoked the broadcaster's license, marking the third time Al Jazeera has been banned in Iraq. The news organization says it was told it had violated codes of conduct and other rules. The Qatar-based news organization on Wednesday said its bureau in Baghdad had been shut down after the government accused it of violating laws. According to the pan-Arab broadcaster, Iraq's Communications and Media Commission (CMC) accused the company of "violations of the official codes of conduct and broadcasting rules and regulations." Those rules and regulations were issued in 2014 to regulate media coverage of the "war...
  • US State Department approves $260 million missile sale to Qatar (RAM SAMs)

    04/25/2016 4:52:25 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    DOHA NEWS ^ | Apr 24, 2016 | PETER KOVESSY
    Qatars purchase of 254 surface-to-air missiles from an American weapons manufacturer has cleared a major hurdle after securing the approval of the US State Department. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced the decision regarding the $260 million order from Raytheon Missile Systems in a statement published over the weekend. The agency stated that selling the weapons to Qatar would improve the national security of the US by helping to improve the security of a friendly country. It continued: Qatar is an important force for political stability and economic progress in the (Gulf) region. This proposed sale will provide Qatar with...
  • Heres why Doha failed to deliver an oil deal

    04/18/2016 5:12:45 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | Apr 18, 2016 2:40 a.m. ET | WilliamWatts
    No incentive for Saudis to let up Getty Saudi Arabia's minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali al-Naimi (C) arrives for the OPEC meeting, in the Qatari capital Doha, By WilliamWatts Deputy markets editor Why would the Saudis give up now?Thats the question crude oil bulls should have been asking themselves ahead of the Sunday meeting of major oil producers that failed to produce an agreement to put a lid on production. Prospects for a deal fell apart after Iran refused to sign up, prompting Saudi Arabia, the worlds swing producer, to effectively walk away. Those that believed Riyadh had...
  • U.S. poised to approve Boeing fighter jet sales to Qatar, Kuwait

    04/19/2016 12:22:38 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Andrea Shalal
    WASHINGTON The U.S. government is poised to approve two long-delayed sales of Boeing Co. fighter jets to Qatar and Kuwait, and could announce the multibillion-dollar deals during President Barack Obama's visit to the Gulf this week, according to two sources familiar with the matter. The decision would mean more job security for thousands of workers at Boeing's sprawling plant in north St. Louis County, where the F-15 fighter and F/A-18E/F Super Hornets are made. Both deals have been stalled amid concerns raised by Israel that equipment sent to Gulf states could fall into the wrong hands and be used...
  • Half Of Kuwaiti Oil Production Offline After Massive Strike

    04/18/2016 9:22:28 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 5 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-04-2016 | Ali
    While everyone is talking about the failure of the Doha negotiations, Kuwait has more than made up for OPECs failure all on its own. Kuwaits oil workers walked off the job this weekend, flexing their muscles over a pay dispute. The state-owned Kuwait Oil Company took to Twitter to report the damage done by the workers strike, announcing that oil production fell to 1.1 million barrels per day on Sunday, a catastrophic development considering it normally produces nearly 3 mb/d. Also, Kuwait Petroleum Corp., the state-owned refining company, said that its production of refined products dropped from 930,000 to 520,000...
  • Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran: Kemp

    04/18/2016 7:27:28 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2016 | John Kemp
    Saudi Arabia turns oil weapon on Iran: Kemp By Reuters Published: 13:22 GMT, 18 April 2016 | Updated: 13:22 GMT, 18 April 2016 By John Kemp LONDON, April 18 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's decision to scupper negotiations on a coordinated oil output freeze in Doha on Sunday seems to confirm a significant shift in the kingdom's oil policy. For decades, the kingdom has insisted it does not wield oil as a diplomatic weapon, but at the weekend it did just that as part of an intensifying conflict with Iran. ("Saudi-Iran tensions scupper deal to freeze oil output", Reuters, April 17)...
  • Botched Doha deal undermines OPEC credibility, oil prices tumble

    04/18/2016 6:27:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 18, 2016 | By Henning Gloystein
    Oil prices tumbled on Monday after a meeting by major exporters in Qatar collapsed without an agreement to freeze output, leaving the credibility of the OPEC producer cartel in tatters and the world awash with unwanted fuel. Tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran were blamed for the failure, which revived industry fears that major government-controlled producers will increase their battle for market share by offering ever-steeper discounts. "OPEC's credibility to coordinate output is now very low," said Peter Lee of BMI Research, a unit of rating agency Fitch. "This isn't just about oil for the Saudis. It's as much about...
  • New UNESCO Resolution Erases Jewish Connection to Temple Mount

    04/17/2016 5:20:34 PM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz
    "Thus saith the LORD: I return unto Tzion and will dwell in the midst of Yerushalayim; and Yerushalayim shall be called the city of truth; and the mountain of the LORD of hosts the holy mountain." Zechariah 8:3 (The Israel BibleTM) On Friday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris adopted a resolution erasing Israel's ties to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall. The UNESCO resolution referred to the Temple Mount area solely as the Al-Aqsa Mosque or Al-Haram Al Sharif, ignoring the Jewish claim to the site. The resolution called Israel "the...
  • Days after barring city employee travel to anti-LGBT states, Santa Fe mayor (D) to travel to Qatar

    04/14/2016 3:43:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies
    KOB Channel 4 News ^ | April 12, 2016 | Blair Miller
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will travel this week to Qatar, and the trip is drawing criticism that the mayor is breaking his own directives. Qatar is known for its anti-LGBT laws, and Gonzales' trip was announced just days after the mayor reaffirmed Santa Fe's ban on city employee travel to states that have passed what advocates say are discrimination laws against the LGBT community.
  • Days after barring city employee travel to anti-LGBT states, Santa Fe mayor to travel to Qatar

    04/13/2016 12:02:23 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 52 replies
    KOB 4 News ^ | April 13, 2016 | KOB 4
    Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will travel this week to Qatar, and the trip is drawing criticism that the mayor is breaking his own directives. Qatar is known for its anti-LGBT laws, and Gonzales' trip was announced just days after the mayor reaffirmed Santa Fe's ban on city employee travel to states that have passed what advocates say are discrimination laws against the LGBT community.
  • Arab Countries to Recognize Israel

    04/12/2016 5:37:37 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 12, 2016 | USA Transnational Report
    Editors note: We at the USA Transnational Report has been covering the thawing of relations between Israel and the Arab countries for some months. The geopolitical map in the Middle East has changed totally. In a true sign of change in the Arab world, Kuwaiti media personality Yousuf Abd Al-Karim Al-Zinkawi called on all Arab and Muslim states to recognize Israel, openly and without delay, and stop calling it the Zionist Entity or the Israeli occupation, terms which undermine Israels legitimacy. In an article published in the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa on Saturday, he argued that by sitting alongside Israel at...
  • First in 3 decades: US deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar to bomb ISIS

    04/09/2016 11:09:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 34 replies
    RT News ^ | 9 April 2016
    American B-52 Stratofortress bombers have been sent for their first Middle East operational deployment since the 1991 Gulf War 26 years ago. The aircraft are flying from Qatar to bomb Islamic State targets. An undisclosed number of B-52s have arrived at the Al Udeid Air Base on Sunday, the US Air Force said. The B-52 will provide the coalition continued precision and deliver desired airpower effects, Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., commander, US Air Forces Central Command said in the statement. The B-52 is a long-range multi-purpose heavy bomber. The Central Command last used them during Operation Desert Storm...
  • U.S. deploys B-52 bombers to Qatar for fight against Islamic State

    04/09/2016 11:36:22 AM PDT · by Mariner · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 9th, 2016 | by Andrea Shalal
    The U.S. Air Force deployed B-52 bombers to Qatar on Saturday to join the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the first time they have been based in the Middle East since the end of the Gulf War in 1991. U.S. Air Forces Central Command said it last flew the long-range bombers operationally in the region in May 2006 as part of the war in Afghanistan, and during a U.S.-led military exercise in Jordan in May 2015. "The B-52 demonstrates our continued resolve to apply persistent pressure on Daesh and defend the region in any future contingency," said...
  • Forced labor at Qatar World Cup sites: Amnesty

    03/31/2016 8:49:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    CNBC ^ | March 31, 2016 | Anmar Frangoul
    Migrant workers building a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar "have suffered systematic abuses, in some cases forced labor," a new report from Amnesty International claims. The report, titled "The ugly side of the beautiful game: Exploitation on a Qatar 2022 World Cup site", paints a damning picture of conditions for migrant laborers.
  • BOLD: Female Arab journalist asks, 'What if Christians were suicide bombers?'

    03/27/2016 8:50:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 2/29/2016 | Gregory Tomlin
    DOHA, Qatar (Christian Examiner) A female Arab journalist who lives in Qatar has penned a bold article that asks Muslims in the Middle East how they would respond if Christian suicide bombers struck their public markets, collapsed their tall buildings or tried to force Muslims to convert to Christianity. Liberal Saudi journalist Nadine Al-Budair writes in Kuwait's Al-Rai newspaper that Arab countries have refused to address the problem of terrorism and have yet to create a climate that matches the liberal, humanitarian climate of the West. She asked Muslims to consider what their world would be like if Christians...
  • Al-Jazeera to slash 500 jobs, many in its Qatar headquarters

    03/27/2016 7:55:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 10:03 AM EDT | Adam Schreck
    Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster, said Sunday it is slashing about 500 jobs a little more than two months after announcing the closure of its U.S. offshoot. The cutbacks come as 2022 World Cup host Qatar refocuses its spending priorities amid a steep drop in prices for oil and gas, the backbone of the OPEC nations economy. The Al-Jazeera Media Network described the cuts as part of a workforce optimization initiative tied to an evolving media landscape.
  • F-15 jobs in St. Louis tangled in Mideast politics

    03/18/2016 12:32:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Jim Gallagher
    The fate of the F-15 assembly line in St. Louis, and thousands of jobs tied to it, may hinge on the White Houses attitude toward a tiny oil-rich monarchy that sometimes riles its Arab neighbors in the Persian Gulf. The Emirate of Qatar wants to buy at least 36 of the air-superiority jets, and possibly 72, but the purchase has been held up for two years as the administration of President Barack Obama ponders whether to allow it. The issue is entangled in the shifting geopolitics and strained alliances of the Middle East, along with Israels concern that the sale...
  • Saudi-led bloc declares Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group

    03/02/2016 5:16:42 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 2, 2016 | Hugh Naylor
    BEIRUT -- A Saudi-dominated political bloc on Wednesday formally designated Lebanon's Hezbollah militia a terrorist organization, a move that signals dangerously escalating tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran. The Gulf Cooperation Council's decision against the Iranian-allied group comes two weeks after Saudi Arabia canceled $4 billion aid package for strengthening Lebanese security services. Saudi Arabia and other GCC member states have advised their citizens to leave Lebanon. An announcement posted on the GCC website accused Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim movement, of unspecified hostile acts in the six states in the bloc: Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates,...
  • CONFIRMED: OBAMA SENT WEAPONS TO MUSLIM TERRORISTS IN BENGHAZI

    02/29/2016 5:24:42 AM PST · by george76 · 102 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | February 28, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    One of the few interesting items in the New York Times' whitewash of Hillary and Obama's illegal Libyan war is the confirmation of weapons shipments. ... The story blames the problem on Qatar aiding Jihadists and Obama's unwillingness to defy the terror oil state. But the claim that we had to arm terrorists to fight Qatar's arming of terrorists doesn't hold up too well. Furthermore we already know that US forces were told to turn a blind eye to Qatar's weapons shipments. We could have blocked them instead. ... Qatar was backing the Muslim Brotherhood. Just like Hillary and Obama.
  • Russia, Saudis tentatively offer to freeze oil output levels

    02/16/2016 3:13:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 5:50 AM EST
    Russia's energy ministry says it has agreed with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Venezuela to freeze oil production levels if other producers do the same. [...] Getting other producers to go along with that could be tricky. Prices have fallen sharply slump in prices since summer 2014, leaving producers scrambling to win market share from competitors. ...
  • Qatar Airways announces plans for world's longest flight

    01/27/2016 1:06:10 PM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | January 27, 2016 | Oliver Smith
    Qatar Airways has announced plans to launch the world’s longest direct flight: a 9,034-mile schlep from Doha to Auckland. Should the route get the green light, it would beat the current record holder – Qantas’s Dallas-Sydney service – by almost 500 miles. The journey time would be an estimated 18 hours and 34 minutes, according to the journey planning website travelmath.com.
  • The World Should Be Concerned About Trump For President (From Qatar)

    01/26/2016 1:14:37 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies
    Gulf Times ^ | January 26 2016 11:47 PM
    Republican front-runner Donald Trump has broken just about every rule of conventional US presidential campaigning. Short on a long-term political vision to help shape the destiny of the nation, he has gleefully insulted Muslims, Mexicans, women and virtually all of his opponents. A Trump-in-the-White-House scenario poses high stakes for the Gulf region. Gulf Arabs could pull billion in investment money from the US if Trump, who triggered a global outrage when he advocated a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the US, wins the presidency later this year, prominent UAE businessman Khalaf al-Habtoor said. Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal,...
  • Will The White House Finally Clear Qatar To Purchase 72 F-15 Strike Eagles?

    01/24/2016 2:46:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | 23 January 2016 | Tyler Rogoway
    Qatar asked for clearance from the U.S. Government to purchase 72 F-15E Strike Eagle derivatives, but the request has been slow-rolled. Now, almost two years later and after the Iran Nuclear Agreement has been implemented, there are high hopes the deal may finally be allowed to move forward. Considering that Qatar remains a close ally of the U.S. in the region, and their fighter business has traditionally gone to European manufacturers, penning a deal for dozens of F-15 Strike Eagles seems like a no-brainer. Yet, politically, this would seem not to be the case. Aside from Israel and Saudi Arabia,...
  • BO Appoints Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Special Assistant For Middle East, N Africa & Gulf Region

    03/17/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 7 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 3/14/2015 | Walid Shoebat
    The White House has appointed pro-Muslim Brotherhood Robert Malley as a new special assistant to President Barack Obama. As if this is not bad enough, Malley is in charge to cover the whole kitten caboodle: The Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf region. This appointment happens to be at the same time that Erdogan of Turkey and Qatar had a millstone breakthrough in reviving the Muslim Brotherhood by gaining special provisions for the Islamist organization in Saudi Arabia and the Arab gulf. Malley, who now works as Senior Director of National Security Council of the White House (NSC) on...
  • Top US Admiral Fired For Questioning Obama Purchase Of Mansion In Dubai (Russian propaganda)

    01/10/2016 4:25:04 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 161 replies
    A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai. According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders”...
  • The Hillary Clinton Building

    01/06/2016 9:21:43 PM PST · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    real clear politics ^ | 1-6-16 | Morris/McGann
    By Dick Morris and Eileen McGann January 06, 2016 One thing Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have in common -- they both like to have big things named after them. The latest batch of emails released by the State Department uncovers a massive ego trip by the former secretary of state. Anxious to etch her name in glass, as well as in history, she and her closest aides raised $37 million from corporations and foreign governments to build a U.S. Diplomacy Center to be named after Clinton. In a Feb. 1, 2013 email -- the last days of Clinton's tenure...
  • Amid financial hardship, Erdogan looks to Qatar as 'rich daddy'

    12/31/2015 5:13:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | December 29, 2015 | Zülfikar Doğan
    Amid financial hardship, Erdogan looks to Qatar as 'rich daddy' Zülfikar Doğan Posted December 29, 2015 A series of controversial steps in the region has left Turkey increasingly isolated in its neighborhood. As a result, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has gone on a hunt for new "friends." Normalizing ties with Israel is now back on the agenda. The second door the government has knocked on is Qatar's. Yet, even Qatar's friendship could not stop the Arab League from adopting a joint statement last week condemning the Turkish troop deployment in Bashiqa, near Mosul, and urging Ankara to...
  • Qatari royals rush to Switzerland in nine planes after emir breaks leg

    12/30/2015 12:38:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 29, 2015
    Qatari royals rush to Switzerland in nine planes after emir breaks leg A fleet of jets, including an Airbus, made emergency landings at Zurich-Kloten airport after Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani suffered a fracture Agence France-Presse Tuesday 29 December 2015 07.05 GMT Unidentified individuals travelling in as many as nine planes belonging to Qatar's royal family made an emergency trip to Switzerland over the weekend for medical reasons, according to a Swiss official. A spokesman for Switzerland's federal office of civil aviation confirmed local media reports that multiple aircraft made unscheduled landings at the Zurich-Kloten airport overnight from 25...
  • Boeing Fighter Jet Rival Gets Stronger

    12/29/2015 12:34:12 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | 2015/12/25 | Rich Smith
    Man, Boeing (NYSE:BA) just cannot catch a break. For a while there, 2015 was starting to look like the year Boeing defense got its wings back. In February, opining that "stealth may be overrated," U.S. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert began laying the groundwork for the U.S. Navy breaking up with Lockheed Martin's F-35C fighter jet, and buying a bunch of Boeing F/A-18s for its carriers instead. Earlier this month, the Air Force floated a trial balloon of its own. In a controversial revelation, the Air Force suggested it was considering buying as many as six dozen cheaper...
  • Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources

    12/20/2015 1:45:38 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 63 replies
    Albawaba ^ | December 19th, 2015 | Habib Toumi
    Nine of the Qataris kidnapped from Iraq's Samawa desert are members of the ruling family: sources Published December 19th, 2015 - 20:00 GMT via SyndiGate.info As the mystery surrounding the abduction last week of a Qatari hunting party in Iraq deepened, a report in Kuwait said that nine of its members were from the Al Thani Ruling family. The Al Thani hunters abducted are Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Nayed Bin Eid Mohammad Al Thani, Shaikh Abdul Rahman Bin Jasem Abdul Aziz Jassem Al Thani, Shaikh Jassem Bin Fahad Mohammad Thani Al Thani, Shaikh Khalid Bin Jassem...
  • No to Tariq Ramadan

    08/20/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | January 25, 2010 | Stephen Suleyman Schwartz
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has lifted the visa ban on the European theoretician of radical Islam and virtuoso Jew-baiter, Tariq Ramadan, allowing him to take up a position similar to that he was offered at Notre Dame University, but which was filled because of his unavailability. At the same time, a U.S. entry prohibition against a South African leftist, Adam Habib of Johannesburg University, was voided. The decision to admit Tariq Ramadan is profoundly wrong. Adam Habib is an innocuous figure. Tariq Ramadan is not. Ramadan was first barred from the U.S. in 2004 ... the denial of...
  • Rubio, Cruz and US Global Leadership

    12/18/2015 12:20:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Front Page ^ | December 18, 2015 | Caroline Glick, Director of the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Israel Security Project...
    At some point between 2006 and 2008, the American people decided to turn their backs on the world. Between the seeming futility of the war in Iraq and the financial collapse of 2008, Americans decided they'd had enough. In Barack Obama, they found a leader who could channel their frustration. Obama's foreign policy, based on denying the existence of radical Islam and projecting the responsibility for Islamic aggression on the US and its allies, suited their mood just fine. If America is responsible, then America can walk away. Once it is gone, so the thinking has gone, the Muslims will...
  • Gunmen kidnap 26 from Qatari hunting group in Iraq

    12/16/2015 7:03:15 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | December 16, 2015
    Gunmen kidnap 26 from Qatari hunting group in Iraq Gunmen kidnapped 26 members of a Qatari hunting party in southern Iraq, officials said on Wednesday, the second high-profile seizure of foreign nationals in the country in three months. Posted December 16, 2015 12:35 GMT "Twenty-six Qatari hunters were kidnapped at about 3:00 am (0000 GMT) by unknown gunmen," according to a police major from Muthanna province, where the kidnappings took place. A local council member from the province confirmed the number of people kidnapped but did not specify their nationality. "Unknown gunmen in dozens of pick-up trucks attacked a place...
  • Police throw book at Shariah vigilantes [Wuppertal, Germany]

    09/05/2014 3:34:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Local ^ | 9/5/2014
    Charges of unlawful assembly and use of uniform in public were brought against 11 members of a group trying to enforce aspects of strict Islamic Sharia law in the North Rhine-Westphalia city, a spokeswoman for the Wuppertal police told The Local. Officers stopped the 11-man group on the street on Wednesday. Some were wearing orange vests bearing the words 'Shariah Police', in violation of federal German law, the spokeswoman said. The group has been stopping young people at local drinking and gambling establishments and urging them to abstain from activities deemed to be ungodly according to Islam. The Wednesday incident...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign got illicit funds from D.C. scandal figure

    03/10/2014 7:47:58 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    Washington TImes ^ | March 1o, 2014 | Dave Boyer
    Despite Hillary Rodham Clintons promise that she had scrubbed illegal cash contributions from her 2008 presidential campaign, prosecutors revealed Monday that the mastermind of Mayor Vincent C. Grays shadow campaign also funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to aid Mrs. Clintons bid for the White House.
  • Trump SCHOOLS Pompous Saudi Prince: “Has YOUR Country Taken ANY of the Syrian Refugees?”

    12/13/2015 12:08:24 PM PST · by McGruff · 184 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    On Friday Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US until the government could alleviate security concerns. Prince Alwaleed called Donald Trump a "disgrace" for his popular plan. @realDonaldTrump You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but to all America. Withdraw from the U.S presidential race as you will never win. @Alwaleed_Talal) December 11, 2015 On Sunday Donald Trump responded to the Saudi Prince in epic fashion. "@Michael2014abc: @Alwaleed_Talal @realDonaldTrump Has your country, Saudi Arabia, taken ANY of the Syrian refugees? If not, why not?" Donald J. Trump...
  • If ISIS swallows the Taliban, will Afghanistan become a caliphate?

    12/09/2015 2:38:28 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    Russia Beyond The Headlines ^ | December 9, 2015 | Sergei Strokan, Vladimir Mikheev
    While NATO sees no danger of Islamic State (ISIS) gaining a strong enough foothold in Afghanistan to represent a serious threat to regional security, Russia is concerned that the jihadist organization is growing in strength and may soon supplant the Taliban - and Moscow fears that ISIS has ultimate plans to make Central Asia part of its caliphate. Russia and the West diverge in their assessments of whether Islamic State (ISIS) is expanding geographically and constitutes a disaster waiting to happen in Afghanistan. Lack of understanding and cooperation on the ground might once again, as in Syria, only be a...
  • Tayyeep Bin Ardogan (Qatari Citizen) identified as second San Bernardino suspect [apparent hoax]

    12/02/2015 9:06:14 PM PST · by springwater13 · 94 replies
    Police have named a second suspect in the San Bernardino shootings, a 28-year-old Qatari citizen named Tayyeep bin Ardogan, according to Fox News. Fox News Middle East analyst Lisa Daftari tweeted the account late Wednesday night.
  • ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Homesick in Qatar, Wants to Come Back to Texas

    12/02/2015 6:12:44 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2015 | Merrill Hope
    Within days of demanding a total of $15 million from the City of Irving and the Irving Independent School District, “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed announced in a long distance phone interview from Qatar, he is homesick and wants to come home to Texas now. In October, Ahmed accepted a fully-funded education scholarship from the Qatar Foundation, an organization with reputed ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, over an invitation to MIT, which is among the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. The family announced they would relocate to Qatar to accommodate his education, which they did. Dallas’ KTVT...