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  • Retired U.S. General Is Focus of Inquiry Over Iran Leak (Stuxnet Patsy?)

    06/28/2013 4:59:57 AM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/28/2013 | NY Times
    WASHINGTON — The former second-ranking officer in the United States military, retired Gen. James E. Cartwright of the Marines, is a target of an investigation into the leak of classified information about American cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed Thursday night. The leak investigation, being carried out by the United States attorney for Maryland, Rod J. Rosenstein, was announced by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. after articles in The New York Times described an ambitious series of cyberattacks under the code name Olympic Games that were intended to slow Iran’s progress toward a...
  • 'Will France also offer international conference for ISIS?'

    01/30/2016 2:38:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/16 | Nitsan Keidar
    Israel is still responding angrily to France's proposal yesterday to call an international peace conference with Israel and the Palestinians - and to unilaterally recognize the state of "Palestine," should the conference fail to bring peace. Political officials told Arutz Sheva that they wonder "whether France will propose an international conference with ISIS, after it armed and spread terror in France?" Another official explained that "The French proposal effectively gives the Palestinians an excuse to blow up the talks and still get all they want without negotiating at all." He added: "This is a mistaken approach. Why should the Palestinians...
  • The Worst Reactions to San Bernardino

    12/04/2015 5:52:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 4, 2015 | Stephen Self
    The attack in San Bernardino on Wednesday was a terrible tragedy. Nobody can say that we should not be doing all in our power to bring about real solutions that prevent this kind of event from ever happening again. Sadly, the debate over those solutions has turned poisonous. The New York Daily News wasted no time attacking those who dared pray for the victims: Far-left online dumpster Mother Jones rushed to their defense after the backlash, declaring such a brilliant headline to be "pitch perfect".Other gun-control supporters piled on: Thoughts and prayers aren't enough—we must act to protect families...
  • Obama "Very Interested" In Raising Taxes Through Executive Action

    03/02/2015 5:16:42 PM PST · by amnestynone · 77 replies
    townhall ^ | March 2, 2015 | Conn Carroll
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Monday that President Obama is "very interested" in the idea of raising taxes through unitlateral executive action. "The president certainly has not indicated any reticence in using his executive authority to try and advance an agenda that benefits middle class Americans," Earnest said in response to a question about Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) calling on Obama to raise more than $100 billion in taxes through IRS executive action. "Now I don't want to leave you with the impression that there is some imminent announcement, there is not, at least that I know of,"...
  • Is Obama contemplating unilateral action on Cuba? (+video)

    11/26/2014 7:56:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor, ^ | 11/26/14 | Howard LaFranchi
    Washington - Is President Obama about to take unilateral steps to ease US relations with Cuba? A number of recent developments – from Mr. Obama’s recourse to executive action on immigration to the Spanish foreign minister’s enigmatic statement that he would be carrying “very concrete messages” from the US government when he visits Havana this week – have some Republicans fretting that the White House aims to move even further from decades-old policy of isolating communist Cuba. Obama last took action on Cuba in 2011, when he eased travel restrictions on Americans visiting the island.
  • White House: Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns

    06/10/2014 3:03:58 PM PDT · by mykroar · 98 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 6/10/14 | Fred Lucas
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Tuesday that President BarackObama is “always” looking for opportunities to act “unilaterally” again on guns, though he would prefer to work with Congress. “The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But none of those opportunities when they present themselves is going to be an acceptable substitute for...
  • Obama to Assert Unilateral Agenda (Unprecedented Constitutional Challenge Looming)

    01/27/2014 4:11:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 115 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2014 | Carol E. Lee and Damian Paletta
    President to Seek to Use State of the Union Address to Shift Souring View of Leadership President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night will seek to shift the public's souring view of his leadership, a challenge the White House sees as critical to shaping the nation's policy direction over the next three years. Mr. Obama will emphasize his intention to use unilateral presidential authority—bypassing Congress when necessary—to an extent not seen in his previous State of the Union speeches, White House officials said.
  • Syria Is the Quintessential Obama War

    08/30/2013 11:27:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/29/13 | Benjamin Wallace-Wells
    During the NATO intervention in Libya, to date perhaps the great success of Obama's foreign policy, senior White House officials went so far as to suggest that the logic that led the president to intervene in order to protect the citizens of Benghazi from slaughter might be expanded into a broader principle: the Obama doctrine, they called it. The Obama doctrine had two basic components — imminence and collaboration. America ought to intervene militarily when it could prevent the imminent slaughter of civilians, the doctrine said, but it would not do so unless it could secure the collaboration of a...
  • Live Thread: Syria Crisis Continuous Updates

    08/28/2013 7:06:18 AM PDT · by kristinn · 934 replies
    Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | Kristinn
    As the war drums for Syria get louder, let this thread serve as a repository for news, background, Tweets, photos, video, on-the-ground reports, etc., as was done recently with Egypt.
  • Obama to Announce Major US Nuclear Force Cuts Soon

    05/16/2013 8:12:24 AM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 15, 2013 | Bill Gertz
    President Barack Obama is set to announce a new round of strategic nuclear warhead reductions in the near future as part of a disarmament agenda that could reduce U.S. strategic warheads to as few as 1,000 weapons. The next round of U.S.-Russian arms talks would follow Obama's expected announcement that the United States' arsenal of strategic warheads can be reduced unilaterally to around 1,000 warheads. That position is expected as part of the Pentagon's long-delayed Nuclear Posture Review implementation study that Obama was expected to sign earlier this year. Recent press reports have indicated that President Obama may make the...
  • Report: Lieberman Not Averse to Unilateral Withdrawal

    09/28/2012 6:55:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Foreign Minister Lieberman has not ruled out the possibility of a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from much of Judea and Samaria, Yisrael Hayom reports. Lieberman’s stance - as expressed in closed-door meetings - was compared to that of Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert also raised the possibility of a major withdrawal in the region. Lieberman, however, conditioned his approval for a withdrawal on two things: that Israel’s security interests would not be harmed, and that the international community would recognize the move as legitimate. He rejected the idea, raised by Barak, that Israelis living in areas affected...
  • PA Pursuing Statehood Bid No Matter What

    06/25/2011 2:48:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 24, 2011 | Gavriel Queenann
    The Palestinian Authority will seek United Nations recognition for statehood in September even if peace negotiations with Israel are under way, a senior PA diplomat said Thursday. Riyad Mansour, the PA envoy to the United Nations, said the PA was simultaneously pursuing three independent tracks: restarting negotiations, building institutions for an independent state, and gaining recognition for statehood. “If we succeed in opening the door for negotiations, we’re not going to stop from attaining what belongs to us as Palestinians in this General Assembly starting on September 20,” Mansour insisted. American and European efforts to restart Israeli-PA negotiations have been...
  • Panetta: Obama Can Unilaterally Use Military to Protect ‘National Interests’

    06/17/2011 5:46:44 PM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 38 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | Monday, June 13, 2011 | Matt Cover
    ( - CIA Director Leon Panetta, who President Barack Obama has nominated to be secretary of Defense, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that he believes the president can unilaterally use military force, without congressional authorization to “protect our national interests.”Panetta’s claim of broad unilateral presidential power to initiate U.S. military action absent an attack or imminent threat to the United States came in response to a question from Sen. John McCain—who said he agreed with Panetta.The U.S. is now involved militarily in Libya even though Congress has never authorized that involvement.
  • Defense Secretary: Libya Did Not Pose Threat to U.S.

    03/27/2011 12:15:12 PM PDT · by Siena Dreaming · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jake Tapper
    "Tapper asked Clinton, “Why not got to Congress?” “Well, we would welcome congressional support,” the Secretary said, “but I don't think that this kind of internationally authorized intervention where we are one of a number of countries participating to enforce a humanitarian mission is the kind of unilateral action that either I or President Obama was speaking of several years ago.”
  • USS Enterprise On Its Way To Libya As America And Britain Ramp Up Threats

    03/01/2011 4:31:37 AM PST · by Fennie · 119 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 1, 2011
    The U.S. Navy was repositioning its heavy-hitting warships around North Africa tonight as America and Britain dramatically increased pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi. The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which had been on pirate-hunting duty off the coast of Somalia, has now steamed to the mouth of the Suez Canal in the Red Sea. The deadly strike force aboard the nuclear-powered carrier is already within flying distance of Libya but the Enterprise is said to be heading closer to country and its rogue dictator.
  • Report: US weighs military option in Pakistan

    05/28/2010 11:26:00 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 401+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 5/28/2010 | AP via Yahoo News
    The U.S. military is developing plans for a unilateral attack on the Pakistani Taliban in the event of a successful terrorist strike in the United States that can be traced to them, The Washington Post reports. Planning for a retaliatory attack was spurred by ties between alleged Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad and elements of the Pakistani Taliban, the Post said in an article posted on its website Friday night, quoting unidentified senior military officials. The military would focus on air and missile strikes but also could use small teams of U.S. Special Operations troops currently along the border with...

    11/18/2009 11:13:17 AM PST · by tedbel · 7 replies · 432+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Nov 18/09 | Ted Belman
    Last August, PM Salam Fayyad released a Plan to “establish Palestine as an independent, democratic, progressive, and modern Arab state, with full sovereignty over its territory in the West Bank and Gaza, on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.” within two years. Israel took little notice of it. In early November Haaretz reported it included a secret provision which stipulated a “unilateral declaration of independence”. Then Israel took notice and said ‘If PA Declares State, Israel Will Annex Settlements'. "If the Palestinians take such a unilateral line, Israel should also consider ... passing a law to annex...
  • PM: Unilateral Steps By PA Will Lead To Unilateral Israeli Moves

    11/15/2009 12:02:44 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies · 464+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 15, 2009 | Staff
    "There is no substitute for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority and any unilateral attempts outside that framework will unravel the existing agreements between us and could entail unilateral steps by Israel," Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a high level gathering of Israeli and American policy makers at the Saban Forum in Jerusalem on Sunday night.
  • Obama's Unilateral Foreign Policy, a far cry from Bush's Multilateral Approach

    06/12/2009 2:12:38 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 3 replies · 529+ views
    Yesterday I cited an article from Reuters which stated that the British government had expressed anger over the Obama administration's decision to release 4 Uighur detainees from Guantanamo bay into the Caribbean island of Bermuda, a British overseas territory. The Reuters piece went on to say that "in a sign of the sensitivity of the issue, the State Department said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton discussed the matter with British Foreign Secretary David Miliband on Thursday. However, Reuters added "when asked if U.S. authorities had consulted the British government, [a State Department] official said: "We did talk to them...
  • Strategic Collapse at the Army War College

    01/15/2009 8:48:14 AM PST · by indcons · 19 replies · 1,262+ views
    If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. This famous maxim by the ancient Chinese general Sun Tzu is familiar to every student of military science and strategy. His counsel is simple: understand your enemy, understand yourself. Nearly eight years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, however, important segments of our military infrastructure dedicated to training and educating the next generation of military leaders have woefully failed to heed Sun Tzu’s advice. Two recent blog posts by Washington Post military correspondent Tom Ricks related to policies and publications by the U.S....
  • Pope says unilateral acts undermine U.N.

    04/18/2008 1:15:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies · 34+ views
    yahoo ^ | 29 minutes ago | Philip Pullella
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Countries that act unilaterally on the world stage undermine the authority of the United Nations and weaken the broad consensus needed to confront global problems, Pope Benedict said on Friday. In a major speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the pope also said the international community sometimes had the duty to intervene when a country could not protect its own people from "grave and sustained violations of human rights." The pope, who arrived from Washington on the second leg of a six-day U.S. trip, was only the third pontiff in history to address the General Assembly....
  • Obama to Urge Elimination of World’s Nuclear Weapons

    10/02/2007 2:47:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 229 replies · 1,574+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 2, 2007 | Jeff Zeleny
    Senator Barack Obama will propose on Tuesday setting a goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons in the world, saying the United States should greatly reduce its stockpiles to lower the threat of nuclear terrorism, aides say. In a speech at DePaul University in Chicago, Mr. Obama will add his voice to a plan endorsed earlier this year by a bipartisan group of former government officials from the cold war era who say the United States must begin building a global consensus to reverse a reliance on nuclear weapons that have become “increasingly hazardous and decreasingly effective.” Mr. Obama, according to...
  • Pentagon proposes bunker bomb sale to Israel

    04/26/2005 4:57:01 PM PDT · by TexKat · 22 replies · 770+ views
    Reuters ^ | 4/26/05
    WASHINGTON, April 26 (Reuters) - The Pentagon notified Congress on Tuesday of a proposed sale to Israel of 100 guided bunker-busting bombs, a move that analysts said could prompt concerns about a unilateral Israel strike against Iran. Israel has requested the sale of the Lockheed Martin Corp. GBU-28s worth as much as $30 million, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notice required by law for government-to-government military sales. The GBU-28 was developed for penetrating hardened command centers located deep underground and would be used by the Israeli Air Force on their U.S.-built F-15 aircraft, the agency said....
  • Gush Katif/Gaza and Shomron, Israel: Lost Paradise?

    04/12/2005 3:40:37 PM PDT · by Ziva · 2 replies · 430+ views
    Jewish Voice and Opinion ^ | 4/12/05 | Sharon Hes
    Gush Katif and parts of Shomron, Israel, are slated for a unilateral withdrawal by the Israeli government within a few months. Not only are they removing military protection, the government also claims to expel all the Jews living in those areas, at least 8500 souls in Gush Katif (Gaza.) I toured those areas a few days ago, visiting 6 towns in Gush Katif and 2 in Shomron, all condemned by their government. These are built-up, well-established towns, with over 1000 acres of hothouses, many factories, and spacious modern houses (not huts as some imply.) I have assembled a photo essay...
  • No blood for chocolate! (UN's Double Standard For France)

    11/22/2004 6:49:00 AM PST · by GMMAC · 7 replies · 1,236+ views
    National Post (Canada) ^ | Mon 22 Nov 2004 | Lorne Gunter
    Multilateralism? No, merci National Post Mon 22 Nov 2004 Page: A14 Section: Comment Byline: Lorne Gunter No blood for chocolate! No blood for chocolate! No blood for chocolate! Where are the mass protests in the streets of the world's capitals against France's military intervention in the Ivory Coast? This month, French peacekeepers in the former French colony launched a pre-emptive assault against the Ivorian air force. They also interferred with the internal politics of the troubled nation and sought regime change -- or at least they have been accused of both by President Laurent Gbagbo. They acted without authorization by...
  • Hating Bush

    10/30/2004 2:31:17 AM PDT · by The Loan Arranger · 56 replies · 2,270+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 27, 2004 | Charles G. Hawley
    Europeans may have trouble carving out a common foreign policy, but most agree on one thing: Bush must go. With US elections rapidly approaching, countless Europeans are fervently seeking to sway American voters. But can their efforts really make a difference? Even in Europe, there is no escaping it. The United States presidential campaign is everywhere. Every tiny change in the polls wins a spot on the evening news and not a day goes by without coverage of the campaign. Academics regularly bash heads over the latest campaign intrigue and a flood of titles critical of Bush and the Iraq...
  • Independent Research: Is there really a "Bush Doctrine"?

    10/06/2004 1:16:19 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies · 467+ views
    Various | 10/06/2004 | Various
    The remark by Kerry concerning a supposed "global test" for a preemptive war made me recall George Will's column from last year in which he asserted that the "Bush Doctrine" had failed in Iraq due to the inability to find WMD. Here is Will's quote: "Overshadowing the military achievement is the failure -- so far -- to find, or explain the absence of, weapons of mass destruction that were the necessary and sufficient justification for preemptive war. The doctrine of preemption -- the core of the president's foreign policy -- is in jeopardy." (First published on June 22, 2003) This...
  • Why Kerry's Wrong on Korea

    10/05/2004 5:54:24 AM PDT · by SERKIT · 4 replies · 247+ views ^ | Oct 4, 2004 | Peter Brooks
    John Kerry has strongly criticized the Bush administration for its "go it alone" - or unilateral - approach to foreign policy. For months, Kerry has claimed America has shouldered too much of the burden in Iraq by itself. He says he would have taken a multi-national - or multilateral - approach, bringing along more allies for the fight and the reconstruction afterwards.....
  • John Kerry fails "Global Test" on N. Korea nuclear threat during debate

    09/30/2004 10:58:48 PM PDT · by Republican Radio™ · 1 replies · 397+ views
    Republican Radio™: The Life of the Party ^ | September 30, 2004 | Republican Radio™
    Let's look at how North Korea scores on the "Global Test" that Kerry mentioned in tonight's presidential debate: ·Kerry has criticized Bush on the campaign and during tonight's debate for not giving the U.N. and multilateral diplomacy a chance in Iraq before committing to military action ·Kerry said during the debate that "nuclear proliferation" is the biggest threat to America and pointed to North Korea as the major malefactor in that threat ·Since it was discovered North Korea was attempting to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons in October 2002, Bush has used a multilateral diplomatic coalition of at least five...

    09/13/2004 6:41:40 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 407+ views
    Kerry on Saddam, in Kerry’s own words by Col. Bob Pappas, USMC, Ret. Given Kerry’s latter day allegations that President Bush lied about WMD as a pretext for preemptive removal of Saddam Hussein, the writer thought it is interesting to review his own remarks on the subject, so here goes: “While we should always seek to take significant international actions on a multilateral rather than a unilateral basis whenever that is possible, it in the final analysis we face what we truly believe to be a grave threat to the well-being of our Nation or the entire world and it...

    01/24/2004 7:12:56 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 291+ views
    Army Press Centre ~ UK ^ | Jan. 22, 2004
    Army Home Page / Press Centre / Press Releases  Serial number 1131  Released on Thursday 22nd January 2004 WELSH ROYAL ENGINEER VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS RETURN FROM THE GULFFACILTY NOTE WELSH ROYAL ENGINEER VOLUNTEER SOLDIERS RETURN FROM THE GULF Volunteer soldiers serving with the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) are scheduled to return home to Wales this weekend. Some 124 soldiers from across the regiment were mobilised in May 2003 in support of OPERATION TELIC duty in Iraq. The volunteers deployed as a composite sub unit under the title of 100 Field Squadron Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia), which is the title of the squadron based...
  • Howard Dean letter to President Clinton (Unilateratal action w/o UN is OK)

    01/14/2004 6:47:51 AM PST · by finnman69 · 40 replies · 260+ views
    USA Today ^ | 1/14/04 | Howard Dean
    <p>Below is the text of Howard Dean's letter to President Clinton on the conflict in Bosnia, dated July 19, 1995.</p> <p>After long and careful thought, and after several years of watching the gross atrocities committed by the Bosnian Serbs, I have reluctantly concluded that the efforts of the United Nations and NATO in Bosnia are a complete failure.</p>
  • Rice Warns of 'Made in America' Solution in Iran

    10/22/2003 1:30:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies · 146+ views
    Rice Warns of 'Made in America' Solution in Iran Friday, June 27, 2003 - ©2003 LONDON, June 27 (AFP) - US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice has indicated that the United States is ready to act alone against Iran and North Korea if European countries do not cooperate in stopping them from developing nuclear weapons, the Daily Telegraph reported Friday. "If we do not want a 'Made in America' solution, let's find out how to resolve the issues of North Korea and Iran," the paper quoted Rice as saying during a visit to London Thursday. Rice sought to play...
  • France's NATO Gambit--Who's "unilateral" now?

    10/21/2003 5:17:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 26 replies · 169+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | October 21, 2003
    <p>NATO is the ultimate coalition of the willing. An alliance of democracies, it can only exist if its members agree to remain united. That's why the French effort to create an independent European defense organization, with a separate headquarters, needs to be understood as an attempt to undermine the only official institution that binds the West.</p>
  • Cheney says U.S. can wage war without global OK

    10/10/2003 11:05:23 PM PDT · by kattracks · 36 replies · 221+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 10/11/03 | Bill Sammon
    <p>Vice President Dick Cheney yesterday ridiculed the notion that America must enlist the support of every ally before defending itself, saying such a policy would have been disastrous in Iraq.</p> <p>"Ultimately, America must be in charge of her own national security," Mr. Cheney told the Heritage Foundation.</p>
  • Rebels Pull Back in Ivory Coast as French Move In

    05/26/2003 2:48:45 PM PDT · by Shermy · 13 replies · 187+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2003
    FENGOLO, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - The first shoots of peace are sprouting in western Ivory Coast. Just three days ago, Fengolo village swarmed with young, menacing rebel fighters. Many were drugged up, with magic charms hanging round their necks, knives and axes in hand and assault rifles slung across bare shoulders. But that was before French and West African troops got the green light to enter the western war zone of Ivory Coast on Friday, rumbling through rebel and government territory in an impressive show of force to secure a cease-fire line. Ivory Coast's Prime Minister Seydou Diarra visited Fengolo...
  • Russian minister: Military should be allowed to strike terrorists outside borders

    03/28/2003 7:13:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies · 234+ views
    <p>MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia should revise its military doctrine to counter threats from terrorism, the defense minister said in an interview published Friday, suggesting the military be allowed to strike terror facilities in other countries.</p> <p>The remarks by Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov were similar to those made by President Vladimir Putin after Chechen gunmen seized a Moscow theater last year.</p>
  • War with Iraq -- Going it alone

    03/18/2003 3:55:51 PM PST · by AdA$tra · 64 replies · 478+ views
    Topeka Capitol Journal Editorial Page ^ | 5:47 p.m. - 3/17/2003 | By The Capital-Journal editorial board(axis of idiots)
    War with Iraq -- Going it alone Going it alonePresident Bush has determined to go it alone against Iraq. At this point, we can only hope and pray that he is doing the right thing. By The Capital-Journal editorial board President Bush has declared that diplomacy has come to an end, so war with Iraq is just days, maybe even hours, away. As he promised, Bush has decided that the United States will go it alone, without U.N. approval, which obviously was not going to happen. Only Great Britain and Spain support the U.S. mission.Anyone who has listened to...
  • EU upset because US upset plans to replace dollar with euro in oil trade (anti-dollar alert)

    03/17/2003 11:20:57 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 19 replies · 1,640+ views
    EV World ^ | march 6, 2003 | W. Clark
    The Real Reasons for the Upcoming War With Iraq: A Macroeconomic and Geostrategic Analysis of the Unspoken Truth by W. Clark January 2003 (last revised 6 March) Independent Media Center summary Although completely suppressed by the U.S. media and government, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking -- it is an oil currency war. The real reason for this upcoming war is this administration's goal of preventing further Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) momentum towards the euro as an oil transaction currency standard. However, in order to pre-empt OPEC, they need to gain geo-strategic...
  • An American Empire

    02/21/2003 5:48:07 AM PST · by u-89 · 30 replies · 1,905+ views
    An American Empire! If You Want It instead of Freedom, Part 1 by Richard M. Ebeling Fifty years ago, the classical liberal author and journalist Garet Garrett published a collection of essays called The People's Pottage (1953). In the midst of the Korean War, he tried to persuade the American people that the United States was on a new course that conflicted with the original conception of the nation. Its constitutional safeguards for the preservation of freedom were being threatened and undermined by the role the government was assuming around the world. The specific danger was reflected in the title...
  • Iraq vs. North Korea: Contradictions from the Left (Also: FReep this site!)

    02/11/2003 6:00:01 PM PST · by SeenTheLight · 3 replies · 188+ views ^ | 2/10/03 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    Secretary of State Colin Powell, in an interview on Fox News Sunday (2/9), said something that confirmed an observation of my own. Secretary Powell pointed out, with evident bemusement, the frustration of being criticized simultaneously for being unilateral in the case of Iraq, and multilateral in the case of North Korea. Of course, the charges of unilateralism against the U.S. for trying to force Iraq to live up to UN Resolution 1441, have by now been exposed as bogus. The fact that 18 countries are currently allied with America disputes that theory. But this hasn’t stopped the opponents of the...
  • Big spending seen as go-it-alone plan: U.S. Criticized for Unilateral War Against AIDS

    01/30/2003 7:05:03 AM PST · by rface · 16 replies · 273+ views
    page A1 of the Boston Globe ^ | 1/30/2003 | John Donnelly
    <p>WASHINGTON - President Bush's new $15 billion initiative to fight AIDS globally includes the largest amount ever, American or otherwise, devoted to treatment of those infected with the disease in the poor world, US officials said yesterday.</p> <p>But activists said the proposal also suggests that the United States wants to act unilaterally and does not trust global coalitions.</p>
  • Poll: Americans oppose unilateral attack on Iraq (Knight Ridder)

    01/12/2003 9:17:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 204+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/12/03 | Martin Merzer and Patrick May
    <p>Even as U.S. troops stream into the Persian Gulf, Americans in overwhelming numbers say they oppose unilateral U.S. military action against Saddam Hussein's Iraq, a nationwide Knight Ridder poll has found.</p> <p>Many survey respondents say President Bush has not yet sold them on the wisdom or necessity of putting American soldiers in harm's way, although three-quarters believe that Iraq poses a serious threat to the United States.</p>
  • Shaheen goes ballistic: Governor takes the money and runs

    10/17/2002 7:14:24 PM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDieTryin · 14 replies · 585+ views
    JEANNE SHAHEEN filled out a questionnaire last November for the anti-nuke Council for a Livable World. In it, she said she opposed a unilateral American withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with the former Soviet Union. In Monday night’s debate with opponent John Sununu, she changed her tune, saying she supported President Bush’s withdrawal from the treaty. Too bad for the Council for a Livable World, which has raised $65,000 for Shaheen. The group’s Web site lists her as “a supporter of arms control” and says “She disagrees with President Bush’s mid-December decision to withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile...
  • Russia To Retain MIRV'd ICBMs Beyond START II Deadline (including SS-18s and SS-24s!)

    08/27/2002 1:37:19 PM PDT · by rightwing2 · 51 replies · 1,679+ views
    Jane's Defence Weekly ^ | August 28, 2002 | Nikolai Novichkov
    Jane's Defence Weekly August 28, 2002 Russia To Retain MIRVs Beyond START II Deadline By Nikolai Novichkov, JDW Correspondent, Moscow Russia will not destroy its arsenal of multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle (MIRV) inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in the timeline stipulated under the provisions of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty II (START II), but will retain its MIRV capability until 2016, according to Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov. Following the signing of the Strategic Offensive Reduction Treaty by US President George Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin on 28 May, Russia announced it would withdraw from the provisions of START...
  • New Nuclear Disarmament Treaty Heralds the Beginning of the End for the US as a Superpower

    05/22/2002 7:52:18 AM PDT · by rightwing2 · 66 replies · 419+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | May 21, 2002 | David T. Pyne
    New Nuclear Disarmament Treaty Heralds the Beginning of the End for the US as a Superpower by David T. Pyne May 21, 2002 Note: This is the final Part of a three part series on the Bush-Putin Nuclear Arms Reduction Treaty. Earlier this week, President Bush (right) announced his intention to sign a sweeping new nuclear disarmament treaty with the Russian Federation, stating his belief that "this treaty…would make the world more peaceful and put behind us the Cold War once and for all." The nuclear disarmament of the United States was the liberal's policy prescription for ending the Cold...
  • Do Russian Nukes Still Threaten the US?

    05/17/2002 1:04:53 PM PDT · by robotech · 14 replies · 361+ views
    opinionet ^ | 05/18/2002 | David T. Pyne
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    04/29/2002 12:53:09 PM PDT · by rightwing2 · 71 replies · 531+ views
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