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  • 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...
  • Ahmed ‘Clock Kid’ Mohamed’s Family Demands $10 Million From City of Irving

    11/23/2015 10:28:47 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 70 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 23, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    Attorneys representing the family of Ahmed “clock kid” Mohamed sent a letter to Irving, Texas, officials demanding $10 million in compensation for “damages” and written apologies from the city’s mayor and police chief. snip After making appearances at a number of high-profile locations, including the White House, Mohamed and his family moved to Qatar. “For personal security reasons, Ahmed and family are in Doha, Qatar. However, when they feel safe again, all of them want more than anything to come home, to Irving, Texas,” the letter states.
  • Could Saudi Arabia or Qatar Be Behind the Crash of the Russian Airbus?

    11/18/2015 7:37:12 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 11-19-2015 | Sputnik
    On October 31, Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board. Two weeks have since passed, and some Russian experts are now coming to suspect that the crash may indeed have been an act of terror, and that the trace leads to the Gulf. Commenting on the theory that the plane may have been downed by terrorists, Russian business and analysis magazine Expert noted that such a theory "poses serious foreign policy implications. SNIP--- In his own analysis of the crash, published in online analysis resource Svobodnaya Pressa, Yevgeny Satanovsky, a...
  • Qatar Condemns Paris Attacks

    11/14/2015 1:37:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Qatar News Agency ^ | Saturday November 14, 2015 | Qatar News Agency
    Doha, November 14 (QNA) - The State of Qatar strongly condemned the armed attacks and bombings in the French capital Paris, resulting in a number of deaths and further injuries. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that such acts aimed at destabilizing security contradict with all moral and humanitarian principles and values. The statement also reiterated Qatar's firm stance which rejects violence in all its forms and manifestations, whatever its motives and causes. The Foreign Ministry expressed condolences of the State of Qatar to the families of the victims killed by these attacks, wishing a speedy recovery to the...
  • Map: Two countries get 75% of all U.S. spending on foreign military aid

    11/10/2015 2:39:10 PM PST · by plain talk · 11 replies
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | November 10, 2015 | Shawn Langlois
    The United States spent a total of $5.9 billion to fund militaries around the world in 2014, according to the government’s 2015 Foreign Assistance report. Of that total, some 75%, or about $4.4 billion, was divided between Israel and Egypt. Clearly, the Middle East, at 64% of the pie, is the theme here, with Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon also found among the top 10 recipients. Closer to home, Colombia led the Americas with a relatively scant $29 million. Still, that’s enough to place it ninth overall on the list.
  • In Qatar Speech, Michelle Obama Complains About Growing Up as a Girl in America

    11/04/2015 3:51:25 PM PST · by PROCON · 64 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2015 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama went to Qatar to give a speech on girls education. There, the first lady of the United States complained about growing up as a girl in America."[B]ack when I was a girl, even though I was bright and curious and I had plenty of opinions of my own, people were often more interested in hearing what my brother had to say. And my parents didn’t have much money; neither of them had a university degree. So when I got to school, I sometimes encountered teachers who assumed that a girl like me wouldn’t be a good student. I...
  • US First Lady Michelle Obama Arrives in Qatar for Speech

    11/02/2015 1:54:12 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 34 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/02/15 | ap
    First Lady Michelle Obama arrives at the Hamad Airport in Doha, Qatar, Nov. 2, 2015. U.S. first lady Michelle Obama arrived in Qatar on Monday as part of a two-country Mideast tour, with plans to visit a crucial air base in America's war against the Islamic State group and give a speech on the importance of girl's education. Obama touched down in Doha, the Qatari capital, on Monday night, the state-run Qatar News Agency reported, without elaborating. While in Doha, she'll visit the al-Udeid air base with comedian and late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien. The base hosts the forward...
  • Michelle Obama Announces Vacation Plans To Travel To MUSLIM Nation

    11/01/2015 11:32:37 PM PST · by Daffynition · 90 replies
    tellmenow.com ^ | Oct 29, 2915 | Andrew Spalding
    Michelle Obama has announced her latest vacation, and this time she is heading to two Muslim countries ... The White House revealed today that Michelle will be traveling to Doha, Qatar, and Amman, Jordan from November 1-7. She will be going to the Muslim nations to promote her Let Girls Learn campaign, and to spend as much of our tax dollars as she can! While in Doha, Michelle will be speaking at the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), where she will address an audience of world leaders from the Middle East. Judging from some of her other vacations,...
  • Turkey And Qatar Flying Islamic State (ISIS) Commanders Into Sarajevo In Bosnia

    11/01/2015 7:25:23 AM PST · by Strategy · 18 replies
    Adara Press ^ | October 31, 2015
    Away from the reach of Russian bombs, Turkey and Qatar are extending their destabilization efforts by flying ISIS commanders into Europe according to counter-terrorism expert Dzevad Galijasevic. It makes sense. While the rest of the army arrives on foot as "migrants" - now potentially tens of thousands strong - the commanders are being flown in as "tourists" and provided with hotel vouchers by the US-EU backed - Bosnian government. Turkey, it should be remembered, is a member of NATO and with Angela Merkel's endorsement, it is expected to be invited into the European Union. Qatar hosts the leadership of the...
  • Qatar rules out military intervention in Syria (Coalition of the Unwilling Update)

    10/28/2015 4:08:42 PM PDT · by keat · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:38pm EDT | Tom Finn
    Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah has ruled out sending troops to fight Syria's government, Qatari-owned Al Jazeera English quoted him as saying on Wednesday. A week ago Attiyah had suggested the tiny gas-rich Gulf state and major supporter of Syrian opposition forces battling President Bashar al-Assad could launch a military intervention in response to a Russian air campaign backing Assad. "No, this is out of the question to have our soldiers' (feet) on the ground ... No, no, they can liberate their country themselves. What they want is financial support, they want people to listen to them," Attiyah told the...
  • Alarm bell: Texas' 'Clock Boy' may not enjoy time in Qatar

    10/23/2015 6:29:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 23, 2015 | Holly McKay
    The Texas teen who set off a firestorm by bringing a re-assembled clock to his Dallas-area school, then announced through his family plans to leave the country they accuse of anti-Islamic bigotry, may not find his new digs in Qatar so nice, either. Ahmed Mohamed, who earned the nickname Clock Boy as well as a White House invitation from President Obama, is headed to the Gulf nation, where he has been given a scholarship at the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development. The 14-year-olds family announced they will accompany him to the new home, which is a world...
  • Clock Boy Leaving America To Live In Theocratic Authoritarian Slave State

    10/20/2015 4:51:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/15 | Blake Neff
    Ahmed Mohamed, famous across the country as Clock Boy, will be moving from the U.S. to Qatar. His family made the announcement Tuesday, just one day after his much-anticipated meeting with President Barack Obama.After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organizations on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity, the family said in a statement. Ahmed will...
  • We Create American Jobs, Qatar Airways Boss Says

    10/22/2015 9:16:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Al Alarabiya ^ | Thursday, 22 October 2015
    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker said Thursday that his company is helping to create jobs in the US despite an ongoing war of words between Gulf and American carriers. Baker, speaking in Doha, also said he trusted American regulators to put passengers interests first as part of their investigation into the funding of the Gulf carriers. U.S. carriers have launched a complaint that Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates break the so-called Open-Skies agreement through receiving government subsidies.
  • Crock Boy: When the Media Get Owned by a 14-year-old

    10/22/2015 7:21:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/22/15 | Selwyn Duke
    Psychological phenomenon whereby people would rather participate in a fraud than admit theyd been duped. Its See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil lest I fully realize Im a dope. Take the money and run. With the huge windfall enjoyed by the Mohamed family of clock-bomb-arrest fame in Islamophobic America, one might think that little clock-maker extraordinaire Ahmed Mohamed would head to Switzerland for an internship with Rolex. Instead, news is his whole family is moving to Qatar after the boy accepted a scholarship from the Qatar Foundation for Education. Because, you know, if youre...
  • Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

    10/21/2015 10:59:25 AM PDT · by Freemeorkillme · 51 replies
    MyWay ^ | 10/21/2015
    DALLAS (AP) A 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb will be moving with his family to the Middle East so he can attend school there, his family said. Ahmed Mohamed's family released a statement Tuesday saying they had accepted a foundation's offer to pay for his high school and college in Doha, Qatar. He recently visited the country as part of a whirlwind month that included a Monday stop at the White House and an appearance Tuesday at the U.S. Capitol. "We are going to...
  • Unbelievable "Clock Kid" Family Just Announced They Are Leaving the U.S.

    10/21/2015 10:25:45 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 38 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/21/2015 | Sela T
    Clock kid Ahmed Mohamed and his family announced Tuesday in a news release that they will move to Qatar, less than 24 hours after the 14-year-old met with President Barack Obama at the White House.is this not peculiar? THIS is what we know! Our family has been overwhelmed by the many offers of support we have received since the unfortunate incident of Ahmeds arrest. From the White House to Sudan, to Mecca, we have been welcomed by a variety of individuals, businesses and educational institutions, which have all provided Ahmed with real encouragement and the ambition to continue to work...
  • Qatar says it could intervene militarily in Syria

    10/21/2015 9:55:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 88 replies
    Al-Aribya ^ | 10-21-2015 | Al Aribya
    Qatar, a major supporter of rebels in Syrias civil war, suggested it could intervene militarily following Russias intervention in support of President Bashar al-Assad but said it still preferred a political solution to the crisis. The comments by Qatars foreign minister, made in a CNN interview on Wednesday, drew a swift reply from Assads government with a senior official warning that Damascus would respond harshly to such direct aggression. Gulf Arab backers of Syrian rebels such as Qatar have been unsettled by Russias three-week-old air strike campaign that has allowed Assads forces to wrest back some territory to help secure...
  • Clock Boys Dad Calls for a New Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

    10/21/2015 7:55:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2015 | Debra Heine
    At a press conference Tuesday morning outside the U.S. Capitol Building, Ahmed Clock Boy Mohameds father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, urged the president and Congress to amend the Constitution so that innocent people like his son would not be victimized by authorities ever again. Ahmed brought a suspicious-looking homemade clock into MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, last month, allegedly to impress his teachers. After refusing to cooperate with police, he was briefly arrested for bringing to school what authorities suspected was a hoax bomb. Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA) organized the press conference so Ahmed and his dad could turn his...
  • Clock Boy' Ahmed Mohammed moving to Qatar

    10/21/2015 7:11:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/20/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It's really easy to sucker the knee-jerk left -- a group so broad that it includes President Obama, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sergey Brin of Google, and Bill Nye the purported “Science Guy.” Ahmed Mohammed (or maybe his dad) just proved that by pulling off the Great Clock Caper in Texas, and now they are taking the money and running – to Qatar. Taking apart a 1980s-era digital clock and putting it into a pencil case so that it bore some resemblance to a bomb, and then bringing it to school for a science fair was guaranteed to trigger...
  • Clock Boy Ahmed Mohamed Is Moving to the Islamic Supremacist Nation of Qatar

    10/20/2015 9:11:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 20 Oct 2015 | Jordan Schachtel
    Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old teenager who rose to fame after he brought a disassembled clock that looked like a bomb into class, is moving to the Islamic supremacist nation of Qatar. [] Notably, the foundation sponsoring Mohameds residency in Qatar has been accused of funding the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas; leading the world famous soccer team Barcelona to dump its sponsorship deal with QF in 2014. The teenager has often accused America of being a racist nation. [] But regardless of what Ahmed actually faced in America, he is virtually guaranteed to experience no anti-Muslim biases in Qatar. Thats...
  • Ahmed Mohamed will move to Qatar (Clock Bomb Hoax Boy)

    10/20/2015 4:06:19 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 60 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 20, 2015 2:40 pm | Avi Selk
    After finally meeting President Obama last night, Ahmed Mohamed and his family plan to leave the United States for the foreseeable future. Schools from across the country have made offers to Ahmed since he was arrested at Irvings MacArthur High last monthhis homemade clock confused with a hoax bomb, transforming him into a symbol of perceived anti-Muslim bias. But apparently it was an offer from the Middle East that most intrigued the family. The Mohameds announced today that theyve accepted a foundations offer to pay for the 14-year-olds high school and college in Doha, Qatar, which Ahmed visited a few...
  • Afghan president fumes at prisoner deal made behind his back: source

    06/02/2014 12:55:31 PM PDT · by blueplum · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 2, 2014 12:31pm EDT | HAMID SHALIZI AND JESSICA DONATI
    Kabul (Reuters) - The Afghan president is angry at being kept in the dark over a deal to free five Taliban leaders in exchange for a captured U.S. soldier, and accuses Washington of failing to back a peace plan for the war-torn country, a senior source said on Monday. The five prisoners were flown to Qatar on Sunday as part of a secret agreement to release Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who left Afghanistan for Germany on the same day. :snip: "The president is now even more distrustful of U.S. intentions in the country," said the source close to President Hamid...
  • 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 Moscows 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 Moscows 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...
  • Iraqi PM to share anti-ISIS intel with Russia

    10/04/2015 6:24:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 22 replies
    trtworld ^ | 10/4 | trtworld
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi says Baghdad is willing to share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria Oct 4, 2015 08:06 GMT Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced on Saturday that Iraq will share anti-ISIS intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria if cooperation is requested. We have been fighting ISIS more than a year and we have some important security information that no other country has regarding ISIS, Abadi stated during a press conference which took place at the presidential office in the capital. Abadi also stated that he would welcome military equipment assistance from Iran, Syria...
  • House Of Bribes: How The United States Led The Way To A Nuclear Iran

    10/01/2015 10:53:25 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 20 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | New Coalition of Concerned Citizens
    Executive Summary The Iranian nuclear deal is a full capitulation to Irans terrorist mastermind Mullahs, and the latest in a series of betrayals of the American people and allies by the Obama administration. At the highest level of the administration, Barack Obamas Senior Advisor, the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett, prioritized rapprochement with the terror state. Throughout the process and negotiations, she had the backing of billionaire investor (and Obama-backer) George Soros, and his multi-headed network of tax-exempt foundations. Their efforts were driven by deep-rooted anti-Semitism and personal greed. Meanwhile, since the mid-1990s, a small but very connected Iranian lobby (funded, in...
  • Ahmed Mohammad's Qatari Vacation With The Muslim Brotherhood [Benefits Of Being A Clock Maker]

    09/30/2015 7:22:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/30/2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    Teenage clockmaker invited to Qatar by an organization linked to the terror group. September 30, 2015 Arnold Ahlert The story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Dallas schoolboy made famous by the reaction to his arrest for bringing a homemade clock that resembled a suitcasebombto school, has taken another curious turn. According to theDallas Morning News, Ahmed and his family haveacceptedan invitation extended by theQatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Developmentto visit Qatar. Their sister institution, the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) was founded by Sheikh bin Al Thani, who also created Al Jazeera. QFI haslinksto the Muslim Brotherhood (MB)....
  • Ahmed Mohameds Qatari Vacation with the Muslim Brotherhood

    09/30/2015 7:03:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    Teenage clockmaker invited to Qatar by an organization with ties to the terror group The story of Ahmed Mohamed, the Dallas schoolboy made famous by the reaction to his arrest for bringing a homemade clock that resembled a suitcase bomb to school, has taken another curious turn. According to the Dallas Morning News, Ahmed and his family have accepted an invitation extended by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development to visit Qatar. Their sister institution, the Qatar Foundation International (QFI) was founded by Sheikh bin Al Thani, who also created Al Jazeera. QFI has links to the...
  • Qatar: Loyal ally for West, or 'Club Med for terrorists?

    09/29/2015 1:37:38 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 7 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | 6/29/15 | Rosie DiManno
    "The country is a modern-day Casablanca, full of intrigues in luxury hotels. Rosie DiManno on the worlds frenemy." With one hand they took: The Taliban Five. That was a political favour to the United States, accepting a quintet of high-ranking Guantanamo detainees, after President Barack Obama authorized a grossly imbalanced prisoner swap for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier still held prisoner by the Taliban in Afghanistan. With the other hand they give: Moral support to insurrectionists, asylum for jihadist radicals, a diplomatic foothold for the Taliban-in-exile and, most incriminatingly, a blind eye turned to terrorist financing via a...
  • Egyptian court refuses to accuse Qatar and Turkey of supporting terrorism

    09/29/2015 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On
    An Egyptian court yesterday rejected the criminalisation of Qatar and Turkey on charges of "supporting terrorism", under a lawsuit filed by an Egyptian lawyer. The Cairo Court for Urgent Matters said it lacked jurisdiction when it came to charging Qatar and Turkey of supporting terrorism and terrorist armed groups in Egypt. An Egyptian lawyer had alleged that "Turkey and Qatar embrace many of the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, which is classified as a terrorist group both officially and legally, and that all armed demonstrations and acts of violence carried out inside the Egyptian territories by the terrorist groups...
  • Ahmeds celebrity tour goes global as family heads to Qatar

    09/29/2015 1:19:17 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 30 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/29/15 | Avi Selk
    Everyone was expecting North Texas most famous teen to return home from his national tour this week. A Dallas public relations firm hoping to sign Ahmed Mohamed had even made plans for a limousine to pick him up at the airport when they flew in from New York. But theyll have to wait a little longer, because Ahmed and his family are detouring for Qatar, per a statement the family released this morning. The last few weeks have been truly life-changing for my son Ahmed and for our family, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamad said in a prepared statement announcing the trip....
  • OPECs 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 Prez 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 organizations top producer, Saudi Arabia, to rescue oil prices from a six-year low thats dragging the battered Venezuelan economy into an even deeper crisis. On Sept. 10, Venezuelas oil minister, Eulogio del Pino, tweeted appeals for OPEC and non-OPEC countries to have a discussion on...