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  • Refugee Screening Process, Special Briefing, November 19, 2015

    11/22/2015 4:16:53 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    U.S. State Department ^ | November 19, 2015 | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
    MR KIRBY: Good afternoon, everybody. Got a special guest with me here today to kick off the briefing – Mr. Simon Henshaw, the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration, is going to walk you through for a few minutes some more details about the screening process for refugees. We’ve talked about this over the last few days, about how extensive and thorough it is, and I asked Mr. Henshaw to come give you a little primer on that. He’ll also be able to stick around for a couple of questions and then we’ll get on...
  • Hacker collective Anonymous claims ISIS has plans for more attacks on Sunday

    11/21/2015 11:17:34 AM PST · by Rome2000 · 35 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/21/15 | David Gilbert
    Anonymous, the loose collective of online activists, said Saturday it has uncovered information about Islamic State group attacks in Paris as well as on locations in the U.S., Indonesia, Italy and Lebanon, all apparently set for Sunday. OpParisIntel, a group within Anonymous, released a statement saying it had collected information about imminent attacks by the militant group -- aka Daesh, ISIL and ISIS -- on the French capital a little more than a week after a series of coordinated attacks there left 130 dead and hundreds injured. Anonymous also said the Islamic State group is planning an assault at the...
  • Steve King: "We Shouldn't Be A Sucidal Nation" Taking In Tens Of Thousands Of Refugees

    11/20/2015 8:37:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA) says the argument made by the left and by GOP leadership – particularly Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) – that America shouldn’t stop letting Syrian refugees into the country because “that’s just not who we are” is “not supported by logic or rational.”
  • Officials: No credible threats target US after Paris attacks

    11/15/2015 5:03:43 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 11/15/15 | FRANK ELTMAN
    NEW YORK (AP) - Intelligence officials found no evidence of any specific or credible threat targeting American soil following the deadly Paris attacks, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Still patrols were stepped up and added security measures put in place nationwide. In New York, officers with assault rifles stood guard in Times Square, and extra security was stationed at French-owned sites in Washington and consulates in Boston and New York City. But elsewhere around the country, like at Minnesota's Mall of America, it was business as usual. Dozens of police cars left Times Square with lights and sirens blaring...
  • Report: CIA Recruiting Israeli Soldiers [Michah 7]

    11/02/2015 5:14:49 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 31 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/02/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    IDF Intelligence officers have warned Israeli soldiers that the CIA may be trying to gain their confidence to obtain information that could reveal security information. The memo warns soldiers to “be aware and report any unusual incidents.” The IDF attached to its memo a copy of an article from a Israeli newspaper that once reported that American s serving in the IDF were extensively questioned when they visited or returned to the United States. The American government has ears and eyes in Israel, both on the spy level and within the consulate. One security officer in a community in Judea...
  • Australia Prepares Option of Sail-Through to Test ChinaAustralia Prepares Option of Sail-Through to

    10/28/2015 8:34:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 28, 2015 | Rob Taylor
    Australian defense planners are looking at the possibility of a naval sail-through close to Chinas artificial islands in the South China Sea, in case the government decides to follow its close ally the U.S. in testing Beijings territorial claims. Australia has been looking at options, said one official in Australias military familiar with operational planning. The official spoke after the American guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen sailed early Tuesday within 12 nautical miles of Subi Reef, one of seven sand and rock outcrops in the Spratly chain on which China has built artificial islands. The U.S. considers the area international waters,...
  • South China Sea: Beijing 'not frightened to fight a war' after US move

    10/28/2015 5:59:43 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 28, 2015 | Tom Philllips
    Video:China warns US not to make a fool of itself over South China Sea manoeuvres. China is not afraid of fighting a war against the United States in the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper with links to the Communist party has claimed. Beijing is attempting to build artificial islands, while other states in the region are looking to the US to flex its military muscle on their behalf Twenty-four hours after Washington challenged Beijings territorial claims in the region by deploying a warship to waters around the disputed Spratly archipelago, the notoriously nationalistic Global Times accused the Pentagon of...
  • US still isolated at UN General Assembly over Cuba embargo

    10/27/2015 5:34:14 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 27,2015 | Sum Gai
    The United Nations General Assembly has almost unanimously voted to condemn the US embargo on Cuba, in the first such resolution since US-Cuban diplomatic ties were restored earlier this year. The motion won more support than it has done in the past, with 191 members of the 193-member body voting in favour. Only the US and Israel opposed the resolution, which is non-binding.
  • Ashton Carter: U.S. to Begin 'Direct Action on the Ground' in Iraq, Syria

    10/27/2015 2:11:25 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 35 replies
    NBC ^ | October 27, 2015 | Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube
    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday that the U.S. will begin "direct action on the ground" against ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, aiming to intensify pressure on the militants as progress against them remains elusive. "We won't hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against ISIL, or conducting such missions directly whether by strikes from the air or direct action on the ground," Carter said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services committee, using an alternative name for the militant group. Carter pointed to last week's rescue operation with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq to free hostages...
  • Angry China Shadows U.S. Warship Near Man-Made Islands

    10/27/2015 10:29:02 AM PDT · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 27, 2015 | BEN BLANCHARD AND ANDREA SHALAL
    A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed close to one of China's man-made islands in the South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it had tracked and warned the ship and called in the U.S. ambassador to protest. SNIP Washington's move followed months of deliberation by the administration of President Barack Obama and could ratchet up tension in one of the world's busiest shipping lanes and increase strains in U.S.-China relations. A U.S. defense official said the Lassen also went within 12-mile limits of features in the disputed sea claimed by Vietnam and U.S. treaty ally,...
  • Report: US Spied on Israel, Prepared to Destroy Israeli Bombers to Protect Iran [Joel 3]

    10/23/2015 8:06:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 10/23/2015 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    In an explosive report we learn that ever since 2012, the United States has been spying on Israel in order to prevent the Jewish State from attacking suspected Iranian nuclear sites, according to Fridays Wall Street Journal. The White House had sent an additional aircraft carrier to the region after learning that Israeli aircraft had flown into Iranian airspace in what U.S. officials feared was a test run for an attack on Irans Fordow plant. The carriers had attack aircraft on board prepared to respond to any Israeli attack on Iran. If that wasnt enough to strain the conceit that...
  • U.S. and Iraq Pursuing ISIS on Several Fronts

    10/20/2015 1:46:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Times via MSN ^ | 10/19/15 | MICHAEL R. GORDON, ERIC SCHMITT
    BAGHDAD Struggling to regain the initiative after a long impasse in the battle against Islamic State militants, the Iraqi government and the American-led coalition are for the first time in months putting military pressure on the jihadists on multiple fronts, officials say. Supported by increased American air power, Iraqi forces are on the outskirts of Ramadi, pressing to encircle the capital of Anbar Province, which the militants took in May, and cut it off from resupply and reinforcements. To the north of Baghdad, Iraqi military forces and Iranian-backed Shiite militias are trying to expand their foothold at the Baiji...
  • Chinese media: military must be ready to counter US in South China Sea

    10/15/2015 7:14:46 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/15/15
    Editorial in Global Times, which is close to Communist rulers, condemns Washingtons ceaseless provocations and coercion Chinese media criticised the US on Thursday for ceaseless provocations in the South China Sea, with Washington expected to soon send warships close to artificial islands Beijing has built in disputed waters. An editorial in the Global Times, which is close to Chinas ruling Communist party, condemned US coercion, adding: China mustnt tolerate rampant US violations of Chinas adjacent waters and the skies over those expanding islands. It said Chinas military should be ready to launch countermeasures according to Washingtons level of provocation. Tensions...
  • Iranian-American journalist convicted, Iran news agency says

    10/11/2015 4:57:06 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10-11-215 | al-reuters
    Link only. Now on Drudge
  • Once the Biggest Buyer, China Starts Dumping U.S. Government Debt

    10/07/2015 8:36:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/07/15 | Min Zeng And Lingling Wei
    Central banks around the world are selling U.S. government bonds at the fastest pace on record, the most dramatic shift in the $12.8 trillion Treasury market since the financial crisis. Sales by China, Russia, Brazil and Taiwan are the latest sign of an emerging-markets slowdown that is threatening to spill over into the U.S. economy. Previously, all four were large purchasers of U.S. debt. Few analysts expect much higher yields in the Treasury market as a result. Foreign private purchases of U.S. debt have increased amid pessimism about the world economic outlook. U.S. firms and financial institutions continue to buy...
  • Could The Syrian Conflict Irrevocably Change Global Geopolitics?

    10/06/2015 12:03:58 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-10-2015 | boom boom boom
    Few meetings ever started with dimmer prospects for success than the recent meeting between Presidents Obama and Putin. The real call for the meeting stemmed from the EU refugee crisis. With a human catastrophe brewing in Europe and the Middle East, EU leaders are urgently demanding that the U.S. and Russia set aside their differences and begin to work together in an effort to resolve the Syrian conflict, the major cause of the massive movement of people seeking sanctuary. Now, U.S./EU leaders are no longer insisting on the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from office as a pre-condition to...
  • 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...
  • Russians tell US to remove warplanes from Syria, senior official says

    09/30/2015 4:05:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 438 replies
    FOX ^ | September 30, 2015
    EXCLUSIVE: Russian officials have demanded that American warplanes exit Syrian airspace immediately, a senior U.S. official told Fox News early Wendesday. The official told Fox News that Russian diplomats sent an official demarche ordering U.S. planes out of Syria, adding that Russian fighter jets were now flying over Syrian territory. U.S. military sources told Fox News that U.S. planes would not comply with the Russian demand
  • Carl Icahn ...... danger ahead

    09/29/2015 5:28:09 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 7 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 29SEP2015 | Carl Icahn
    Carl Icahn Says Market "Way Overpriced", Warns "God Knows Where This Is Going"
  • Rorate Editorial: The Pope in the United States - Ambiguous on what should be clear, clear only...

    09/28/2015 7:23:44 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 9/28/15 | Augustinus
    "Rorate Editorial: The Pope in the United States - Ambiguous on what should be clear, clear only on his political priorities" Pope Francis' visit has shown us once more that he can be clear and unambiguous on his priorities, and vocal and forthright in saying what he wants to say. He did not hesitate to make direct statements on immigration, on the environment, on the abolition of the death penalty and in praise of religious liberty (that is, religious liberty as understood by the Western secular consensus rather than the defense of the Church's right to proclaim the truth in...

    09/28/2015 7:22:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 28, 2015 | Rachel Zoll
    In Congress and at a parish school, at the United Nations and a city jail, Pope Francis spent a whirlwind U.S. visit bridging the realms of the disadvantaged and elite, trying to turn the attention of the mightiest nation on earth away from ideological battles and toward a world he said desperately needs help.
  • Its Time to Rethink Syria

    09/25/2015 6:04:15 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | September 25, 2015 | Philip Gordon
    When I started at the White House in March 2013, I was among those who advocated increased assistance, including military assistance, to the Syrian opposition. Secretary of State John Kerry led the diplomatic effort to rally and unify our key partners, who all pledged to support the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) as the legitimate representatives of Syrian people and to channel military support to the Supreme Military Council (SMC), then led by General Salim Idriss. It was not long, however, before it was apparentat least to methat this approach would not work. The SOC was weak and out of touch...
  • Ashton Carter Warns Russia's Support To Syria Might 'Pour Gasoline' On ISIS Problem

    09/25/2015 2:39:05 AM PDT · by JPX2011 · 26 replies
    IBD ^ | September 25, 2015 | Aditya Tejas
    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned Thursday that Russias expanded military presence in Syria could worsen the conflict and empower the Islamic State group. Speaking at a Pentagon briefing, Carter said that Moscows buildup in Syria could pour gasoline on the (ISIS) phenomenon, because of their backing of one of the extremist groups top enemies -- the embattled government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. To pursue the defeat of ISIL without at the same time pursuing a political transition is to fuel the very kind of extremism that underlies ISIL, and if thats the Russian view thats a logical contradiction,...
  • Pope Francis: Pro-Life Cause "Primary Reason" For U.S. Visit

    09/23/2015 5:48:32 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    National Review ^ | September 23, 2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Pope Francis praised Americas Roman Catholic church for its unfailing commitment to the pro-life cause on Wednesday, saying it was the primary reason for his visit to the country.
  • Putin's Plan: Moscow Handles Syria, U.S. Looks After Iraq

    09/22/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/21/15 | Tyler Durden
    Russia has now confirmed that it is intervening in the Syrian war on the side of the Assad government; and, as Al-Arabiya's Azeem Ibrahim notes, the response of the U.S. betrays its impotent incredulity. Russia is poised to return to the Middle East, from which it was ejected with the collapse of the USSR. The United States seems to be telling Russia to go ahead, because, as Raghida Dergham explains, it is unwilling to engage though it is not yet ready to fully retreat. Authored by Raghida Dergham, originally posted at Al-Arabiya News, At the end of this month,...
  • My Conversation with a British Government Immigration Attorney this weekend (Vanity)

    09/21/2015 10:05:48 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 28 replies
    I was on a guys weekend with some old college buddies and ran into a woman while were at the pool. She was very nice (seemed normal , 32 years old, married with a 2-year old daughter) and after a few minutes told us that she worked for the UK Government as an immigration official/attorney. She was literally oblivious to the issues of Islam and thinks more Brits should marry Asians. She doesn't like the US because we are "right wing" and "are backward and own too many guns. She said the UK is not religious, and I corrected her,...
  • U.S. heavy weaponry to be deployed in Latvia from autumn 2015

    09/19/2015 6:55:13 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Baltic Times ^ | 2015-07-31 | BNS/TBT Staff/RIGA
    Latvias Chief of Defence, Lieutenant General Raimonds Graube confirmed on July 31, 2015, the deployment of heavy weaponry from the United States to Latvia will begin in autumn this year.
  • Seeking Syria Clarity, US Set to Join Russia Military Talks

    09/17/2015 5:15:07 PM PDT · by JPX2011 · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 17, 2015 | Matthew Lee
    WASHINGTON (AP) Amid increasing unease and uncertainty over Russia's intentions, the Obama administration plans to accept an offer from Russia for direct talks on its military buildup in Syria that U.S. officials believe is aimed at propping up Syrian President Bashar Assad.
  • Competing Gas Pipelines Are Fueling The Syrian War & Migrant Crisis(Inside the ar)

    09/16/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Zero hedge ^ | September 10, 2015 | Tyler Durden
    Dont let anyone fool you: As we have detailed since 2013, sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it. Editors note: This article has been updated to reflect recent Wikileaks revelations of US State Department leaks that show plans to destabilize Syria and overthrow the Syrian government as early as 2006. The leaks reveal that these plans were given to the US directly from the Israeli government and would be formalized through instigating civil strife and sectarianism through...
  • Building Bridges between the United States and Cuba

    09/16/2015 10:41:27 AM PDT · by lbryce · 2 replies
    US Dept of State ^ | September 16, 2015 | Evan Ryan
    Last week, I had the pleasure of participating in a lively forum to exchange ideas and share information at George Washington University (GWU) on ways to strengthen educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Cuba. The Building Bridges symposium was organized by GWUs Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication in partnership with the State Department and Sister Cities International. The event was intended to bring together experts from inside and outside the U.S. government to discuss how the new U.S. approach to Cuba can promote more people-to-people links.
  • U.S. training helped mold top Islamic State military commander (Red Link On Drudge)

    09/16/2015 6:34:18 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 09/16/15
    Tarkhan Batirashvili was a natural military star when he joined Georgias military Fought the Russians during 2008 war, but left Georgia for Turkey in 2012 In Syria, hes known as Abu Omar al Shishani, commander in several major victories "n 2012, everyone was coming to Syria and we had too much work leading all kinds of people across the border, he explained over lunch in Killis, a Turkish town just a few miles from the rebel-held Syrian city of Azzaz. A lot were Muslims who had come to support the revolution against Bashar Assad from every country. So many from...
  • Russia has information that the US knows the position of the IG (ISIS), but not to bomb them

    09/14/2015 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 180 replies
    (Translated via Google Translator) Russia has information that the US know the specific location point of the "Islamic State" (extremist organization banned in Russia), but did not give an order to strike on the positions "of the IG," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. In the program "Sunday times" on the "First Channel" Lavrov said that the US government "was not originally a very carefully created a coalition, or conspired to it so that it is not the goals that have been declared." According to the Foreign Minister, the coalition was created spontaneously, "just a few days it was announced...
  • U.S. drops to 16th on 'economic freedom' list, behind Canada, Chile

    09/14/2015 5:42:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/14/15 | Paul Bedard
    The United States, ranked second in worldwide economic freedom as recently as 2000, has plummeted to 16th, according to the a new report of world economies. The Fraser Institute's annual report, Economic Freedom of the World, showed that the country's drop started in 2010, the second year of the Obama administration. The world-recognized report showed that the U.S. fell in several areas, including legal and property rights and regulation. "The United States, once considered a bastion of economic freedom, now ranks 16th in the world after being as high as second in 2000," said the report issued Monday morning. The...
  • Thinking About the Unthinkable: An Israel-Iran Nuclear War

    09/12/2015 7:56:55 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 86 replies
    http://theamericanreport.org/ ^ | Sept 11, 2015 | John Bosma
    The signing of a Munich-class agreement with Iran that hands it more than it ever hoped to pull off represents a shocking, craven American capitulation to an apocalyptic crazy state: a North Korea with oil. Nothing in Western history remotely approaches it, not even Neville Chamberlains storied appeasement of another antisemitic negotiating partner.
  • More Iranian Oil Could Hit The Market Now That Iran Deal Is Assured

    09/09/2015 1:18:57 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 09-09-2015 | Parker
    U.S. President Barack Obamas signature foreign policy initiative the historic nuclear deal with Iran appears poised to fend off Congressional opposition. After several Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. Senate came out in support of the Iran deal in recent days, the survival of the accord is all but assured. Democratic Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Gary Peters (D-MI) all announced their support for the nuclear deal with Iran, bringing the total number of Senators who have backed the deal to 41, enough to withstand attempts by Republicans to derail the agreement. The deal will give...
  • U.S. Moves to Block Russian Military Buildup in Syria

    09/09/2015 5:26:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09/08/15 | MICHAEL R. GORDON and ERIC SCHMITT
    The United States on Tuesday moved to head off preparations for a suspected Russian military buildup in Syria as Bulgaria agreed to an appeal from the Obama administration to shut its airspace to Russian transport planes. The planes destination was the Syrian port city of Latakia. The administration has also asked Greece to close its airspace to the Russian flights, Greek and American officials said, but Greece has not publicly responded to the request. Over the weekend, two giant Russian Condor transport planes ferried more supplies and equipment from an air base in southern Russia across Iran and Iraq to...
  • Did Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire?

    03/06/2004 2:15:32 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,387+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-6-2004 | Irene Mona Klotz
    Did a Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire? By Irene Mona Klotz, Discovery News The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 March 5, 2004 Perhaps it was not Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern that sparked the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed the downtown area and claimed 300 lives. New research lends credence to an alternative explanation: The fire, along with less-publicized and even more deadly blazes the same night in upstate Wisconsin and Michigan, was the result of a comet fragment crashing into Earth's atmosphere. The comet theory has been around and most often discarded...
  • Vladimir Putin seeks to dump the dollar in regional trade

    09/02/2015 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | David R. Sands
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a new target in the revived cold war with Washington the U.S. dollar. The website Russia Today* reported Tuesday that Mr. Putin has drafted a bill to block the use of both the American greenback and the euro in trade between the bloc of countries that used to be part of the Soviet Union, including Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan. The measure would help expand the use of national currencies in foreign trade payments and financial services and thus create preconditions for greater liquidity of domestic currency markets, the Kremlin said in a...
  • OPEC Divorce And Self-Destruction Thanks To Saudi Oil Strategy?

    08/27/2015 4:24:05 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-08-2015 | Endree
    Despite low oil prices, Saudi Arabia is maintaining its investment in its oil industry. Saudi Aramco Chairman Khalid Al-Falih indicated in March that Saudi Aramco would not cut investment. James Crandell, a Cowen & Co. oil analyst cited in this article, who has tracked oil companies budgets for many years, estimates that Aramco and its Kuwaiti and UAE counterparts will increase their investment in oil exploration and production in 2015 by 4.5 percent to $38.1 billion. (If proportional to output, the Saudi share would be $24.5 billion). On its website, the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA) identifies Saudi Arabia...
  • NY Newspaper, Circa 1863: "On the Influence of the Semitic Races in the History of Civilization"

    08/21/2015 10:31:46 AM PDT · by wtd · 8 replies
    American Newspaper Article, Circa 1863: On the Influence of the Semitic Races in the History of Civilization On the Influence of the Semitic Races in the History of CivilizationBy Ernest Renan Posted in The Herald of Progress No. 198,Pages 5 & 6 Dated: December 05, 1863Select quotes: "The Arab, at least, and in a more general sense the Mussulman, are today further removed from us than they have ever been. The Mussulman (the Semitic spirit is especially represented in our day by Islam), and the European are, in the presence of one another, two beings of a different species,...
  • US-Cuba National Puke Day-Meeting of Prodigal Sons of Communism's Zombie Like Life Will Die Twice

    08/14/2015 10:25:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 6 replies
    US GOVT ^ | August 14, 2015 | US State Dept
    Read Secretary of State Kerry's eloquent words on National Puke Day U.S. Department of State "For more than half a century, #USCuba relations have been suspended in the amber of Cold War politics." - Secretary Kerry delivering remarks at the Flag Raising Ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, August 14, 2015 We have been suspended in AMBER as it relates to Castro's prison island.
  • U.S. Abortion and the Third Reich Atrocities

    08/13/2015 9:30:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Rich Berdan
    Part One Targeted Harvesting Never again were two solemn words associated with one of the most tragic times in history when Nazi Germany under the Third Reich systematically committed genocide with the extermination of six million Jewish men, women, and children. The butchery reached into Germanys anatomical institutes where tens of thousands of Jews and political dissidents found themselves or their executed corpses dissected, burned, frozen, or dismembered in the name of science and the eugenics in advancing a superior race. Again is one word we now hear following a number of stealth videos revealing leading Planned Parenthood (PP)...
  • Arizona, Mexico agreement extends I-11 to Mexico City

    08/06/2015 6:56:29 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | Eric Jay Toll
    Interstate 11 is getting another boost with execution of a memorandum of understanding between Arizona and Mexico. One of the four international cooperation agreements to be signed by Gov. Doug Ducey and the Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade extends I-11 from Nogales into Mexico to Hermosillo and Mexico City. The international commerce corridor MOU grew out of a conversation between Arizona business leaders, Ducey and Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim at the Phoenix Business Journals Global Market Discovery series earlier this year. People on the Move Victor Foggie Victor Foggie Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Brian...
  • FBI: Middle Eastern Men Intimidating U.S. Military Families In Colorado & Wyoming

    08/04/2015 11:38:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 81 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | 8-4-2015 | CBS Denver
    DENVER (CBS4) An alert has been issued by the FBI to all law enforcement agencies in Colorado and Wyoming involving U.S. military families and concerns about who may be watching them. The alert says Middle Eastern men are approaching families of U.S. military members at their homes in Colorado and Wyoming. It mentions Greeley and Cheyenne, Wyoming as the specific areas. In one case last May the wife of a military member was approached in front of her home by two Middle Eastern males. The men stated that she was the wife of a U.S. interrogator. When she denied...
  • Planned Parenthood Survives Abortion in Senate

    08/03/2015 6:40:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/03/15 | Joel B. Pollak
    Planned Parenthood survived a procedural vote Monday in the U.S. Senate on a bill to defund the organization, after a series of undercover videos emerged to suggest that the organization may have been willing to sell fetal organs from late-term abortions to tissue companies. The vote for cloture was 53-46, meaning that it fell well shy of the 60 votes needed to end debate and proceed to a vote. The vote was largely along partisan lines, with Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) 28% crossing over to vote with Democrats, and Sens. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) 7% and Joe Manchin (D-WV) voting...
  • Beware the perils of a Little Britain and a Little Japan

    07/31/2015 10:19:20 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | Yoichi Funabashi
    Beware the perils of a Little Britain and a Little Japan by Yoichi Funabashi Jul 10, 2015 Article history Japan and Britain have responded in completely different ways to the China-led initiative to create the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which the United States has opted not to join. In a rebuff to the U.S., Britain was the first Group of Seven member to announce that it would join the AIIB as a founding member. Out of courtesy, Britain informed the U.S. government of its intention just one day before its official announcement. Some within the U.S. government are still...
  • US government revises earlier GDPs to fix anomalies in reporting

    07/30/2015 6:52:35 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 11 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | July 30,2015 | Steve Liesman
    In the first quarter of 2014, the government sent shivers through global financial markets by reporting a recession-like contraction in the U.S. economy of 2.1 percent. Despite severe winter storms and record-breaking cold, economists still could not account for the deep plunge in growth. Even Federal Reserve officials worried something worse than just the effects of bad weather could be amiss in the economy. Turns out, it was the data itself and how the government calculates gross domestic product that were actually amiss. The Bureau of Economic Analysis, the federal agency responsible for GDP, now says growth was actually 1.2...
  • Islamic State secretly planning to provoke 'end of the world' by attacking India ......

    07/29/2015 7:18:03 AM PDT · by cold start · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 29 july 2015 | Elaine O'flynn
    Urdu document passed to U.S. media by Pakistani with links to the Taliban Preparations underway to attack India as a way of enticing U.S. into battle Urges Taliban factions to join with ISIS in bid to form a worldwide caliphate Worldwide caliphate will 'behead every person that rebels against Allah' U.S. intelligence officials say they believe the document is authenticA recruitment document understood to be written by ISIS militants has revealed the terrorist group's plans for all-out war to bring about 'the end of the world'. The Urdu document, passed to the American Media Institute by a Pakistani citizen...

    07/21/2015 8:02:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 41 replies
    Just read a very interesting article from an author regarding the United States in biblical prophecy. The article is long but I'll sum up his claims this way. He claims that the United States is actually the 'Israel' mentioned in the Bible. And that modern day Israel should actually be known as Judah. If his claims are correct this would change the way we view prophecy as well. Especially Russia's invasion. This would mean Russia would invade modern day United States, not Israel. Ezekiel 38:17 states that the Gog-Magog prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 has parallel biblical prophecies about this same...
  • U.S. agrees to help Iran thwart sabotage of nuke program...

    07/15/2015 1:16:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/15/15 | Adam Kredo
    Iran: All our goals materialized under deal The United States and other world powers will help to teach Iran how to thwart and detect threats to its nuclear program, according to the parameters of a deal reached Tuesday to rein in Irans contested nuclear program. Under the terms of a deal that provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal. Senior Iranian officials, including the countrys president, celebrated the deal as a victory for the...