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  • Chairman Of Joint Chiefs: US Ready For "Military Response" In Ukraine

    03/12/2014 10:19:01 AM PDT · by Errant · 88 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    With diplomacy having failed miserably to resolve the Russian annexation of Crimea, and soon East Ukraine (and with John Kerry in charge of it, was there ever any doubt), the US is moving to the heavy artillery. First, moments ago, the US DOE announced in a shocking announcement that it would proceed with the first draw down and sale of crude from the US strategic petroleum reserve, the first since June 2011, in what it said was a "test sale to check the operational capabilities of system infrastructure", but is really just a shot across the bow at Putin for...
  • Why Lewinsky Shouldn't Be a GOP Talking Point (Barf alert)

    02/17/2014 8:34:52 AM PST · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    Bill Clinton uses a car-racing metaphor to explain the difference between rash and calm decision-making in politics. “The great drivers, when the cars get close, the turns get hairy, they calm down, and they see everything, and they act,” he says. “The ones who are fearful and can't concentrate and can't calm down, run into the wall.” Republican leaders should pay attention, because on the issue of whether Clinton’s sex life is relevant 14 years after he left office, they’re once again careening toward a wall. Sen. Rand Paul dredged up Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and his subsequent impeachment,...
  • White House to 'Make Sure' Syria Gives Up Chemical Arms - Washington Wire - WSJ

    02/02/2014 10:38:01 AM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    BLOGS.WSJ.COM ^ | 10:21 am Feb 2, 2014 | Adam Entous
    The White House said Sunday it would 'make sure' the Syrian regime complies with an accord to give up its chemical arsenal, insisting the deal can still be salvaged despite implementation delays and missed deadlines. Article Link: White House to ‘Make Sure’ Syria Gives Up Chemical Arms - Washington Wire - WSJ (http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2014/02/02/white-house-to-make-sure-syria-gives-up-chemical-arms/?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories)Posted with Article Posting Assistant: (http://code-happy.bahits.com/?p=62)
  • U.S. missile strike targets suspected militant leader in Somalia

    01/26/2014 7:35:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/26/14 | Jim Miklaszewski
    The U.S. military carried out a missile strike in Somalia on Sunday, targeting a suspected militant leader with links to the al-Qaeda and al-Shabaab terror groups, U.S. military officials told NBC News. U.S. military and intelligence officials are reviewing bomb damage assessment to determine if the terror leader was killed or wounded in the strike. The officials would not yet identify the target of the strike. The al-Shabaab group — which the State Department designates as a terrorist organization — is a loosely affiliated band of militia insurgents in southern Somalia that has close ties to the al-Qaeda terror network.
  • With Iran Accord, Obama Opens Mideast Door

    11/24/2013 6:59:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2013 | By Mark Landler
    For President Obama, whose popularity and second-term agenda have been ravaged by the chaotic rollout of the health care law, the preliminary nuclear deal reached with Iran on Sunday is more than a welcome change of subject. It is also a seminal moment — one that thrusts foreign policy to the forefront in a White House preoccupied by domestic woes, and one that presents Mr. Obama with the chance to chart a new American course in the Middle East for the first time in more than three decades. Much will depend, of course, on whether the United States and the...
  • Western official: Iran nuclear deal may be imminent (BREAKING News on CNN)

    11/22/2013 3:13:06 PM PST · by Innovative · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 22, 2013 | Jim Sciutto
    Momentum appears to be building for a breakthrough deal on Iran's nuclear program, with top diplomats flocking to the site of ongoing talks and one Western official saying Friday a deal could be reached "as soon as tonight." U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will both be in Geneva on Saturday.
  • Wag the dog: When left vs. right matters

    11/05/2013 10:43:28 AM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Science News ^ | 11-1-13 | Bethany Brookshire
    Most of us see a wagging dog’s tail and think it’s got to be a good sign. Wagging = welcome, right? Especially if it’s the kind of wag that’s knocking over small items. But it turns out that not all wags are equal, and some are a lot more welcoming than others. When I walked into my college biology course freshman year, we started out with a discussion of symmetry. Most animal are built with some symmetry, either radial or bilateral — radial like a starfish, bilateral like a human. Symmetry means things, like health or attractiveness. But it turns...
  • Report: Shooting at LAX [pic]; Updated

    11/01/2013 9:52:58 AM PDT · by reegs · 587 replies
    http://twitchy.com/2013/11/01/report-shooting-at-lax/
  • CNN: Washington FBI Confirms no AR-15 was used in Navy Yard Attack

    09/17/2013 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sept 17th, 2013 | Pamela Brown
    FBI Washington field office just confirmed gunman was NOT armed with AR15. Spokesperson says 1 shotgun and 2 pistols recovered— Pamela Brown (@PamelaBrownCNN) September 17, 2013
  • U.S. Admits No Imminent Threat from Syria, No Clear Evidence Assad Ordered Chemical Weapons Attack

    09/09/2013 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | September 9, 2013
    Obama is going on a whirlwind media blitz this week in an attempt to sell a very skeptical public on war with Syria. Yet the Washington Post notes: Obama’s top aide says the administration lacks “irrefutable, beyond-a-reasonable-doubt evidence” that skeptical Americans, including lawmakers who will start voting on military action this week, are seeking. Indeed, those who have seen the evidence say that it is incredibly weak. German intelligence also says that Assad didn’t order the attacks. Moreover, President Obama correctly noted in 2007: The President does not have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack...
  • Obama to give six television news interviews on Monday as Syria vote looms

    09/07/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2013 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from PBS, CNN, and Fox, more evidence of a "full court press" strategy ahead of pivotal congressional votes on military strikes in Syria.
  • Obama's Decision To Wait On Syria Reportedly Shocked US Forces

    09/04/2013 8:03:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 4, 2013 | Brian Jones
    Those tasked with executing the strike on Bashar al Assad's regime in Syria were reportedly shocked when U.S. President Barack Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to seek Congressional approval first, according to Chris Lawrence with CNN. "The tempo went from 'go-go-go' to nothing," an unnamed defense official told CNN. "We were standing multiple watches. Everyone was pretty sure it was going to happen." With U.S. destroyers and submarines moored off the coast of Syria, battle stations manned, and fingers on the trigger of hundreds of Tomahawk cruise missiles, Obama reportedly changed his mind Friday evening on executing the strike...
  • Obama already achieved his goal

    09/01/2013 1:32:50 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    Obama already achieved his goal -- suddenly Syria dominates the news, nobody is talking about Benghazi, the IRS scandals, the Obamacare train wreck, the economy and unemployment, the budget... Can't believe that nobody wrote an article detailing this. Can you say "Wag the dog"? That's why he is happily off playing golf...
  • The lonely president

    08/30/2013 4:05:56 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/29/13 | GLENN THRUSH and JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    President Barack Obama had hoped for a quick, convincing strike on Syria, but growing opposition and Great Britain’s stunning rejection of the attack has thrust him into the uncomfortable position of go-it-alone hawk. Just how Obama, whose career sprung from the ashes of George W. Bush’s Iraq policy, got to this extraordinary moment in his presidency is a tale of good intentions, seat-of-the-pants planning and, above all, how a cautious commander-in-chief became imprisoned by a promise. Obama seems likely to bull ahead with air attacks despite an impact and popularity that will be, at best, limited — an unsavory outcome...
  • Kruathammer: The Reluctance Of Obama Making The Case For Syria Is "Staggering"

    08/28/2013 4:27:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | August 28, 2013
    BRET BAIER: Charles, to hear the president make this case, and this is really the first time we've heard him make it, it is an interesting way he's phrasing it. CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I was surprised by the phrase 'shot across the bow.' When you shoot across the bow of an enemy ship, you are telling it to stop or we will sink you with the next round. When Obama says we're doing a shot across the bow, but then we're going to go home, this will stop, it will be limited, three days, we don't want an Iraq war. So...
  • REPORT: Obama Is Considering A Limited Two-Day Strike On Syrian Military Targets

    08/27/2013 7:12:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 196 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/27/2013 | Michael Kelly
    President Obama is considering a strike on Syrian military targets involving sea-launched cruise missiles or possibly long-range bombers that would last no more than two days, according to senior administration officials and reported by Karen DeYoung and Anne Gearan of The Washington Post. Reuters reports that the West has told the opposition to expect a strike "within days." The limited strike would seemingly be a response to allegations that the Syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people before dawn on August 21. Hundreds were killed and thousands suffered "neurotoxic symptoms." The design of the potential attack implies sending...
  • Obama doesn't need Congress to intervene in Syria

    08/26/2013 5:01:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 95 replies
    AFP ^ | August 26, 2013
    US President Barack Obama has the authority to launch air strikes against Syria. But he has to notify lawmakers in Congress -- a process which has begun, according to both sides. "The administration is actively consulting with members of Congress, and we will continue to have these conversations in the days ahead," Kerry said Monday in a strongly-worded statement on Syria.
  • Hagel: Forces Ready to Strike Syria If Ordered

    08/27/2013 7:19:53 AM PDT · by lotr01 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/27/2013 | ROBERT BURNS
    The U.S. Navy has four destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean Sea positioned within range of targets inside Syria, as well as U.S. warplanes in the region, Hagel said in an interview with BBC television. Hagel also predicted that U.S. intelligence agencies would soon conclude that last week's deadly attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb was a chemical attack by Bashar Assad's government. Here we go again.
  • FOX NEWS: U.S. Warships on the Move, Kerry To Speak at 2:00PM

    08/26/2013 10:05:20 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 82 replies
    Fox News Channel | 08-26-13 | TCRLAF
    Per Fox News, just now.
  • Navy ready to launch first strike on Syria [The Clown & Cameron Pretend to be Tough]

    08/25/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 204 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/25/13 | Tim Ross and Ben Farmer
    Britain is planning to join forces with America and launch military action against Syria within days in response to the gas attack believed to have been carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against his own people.
  • California man behind anti-Islam film released to halfway house

    08/14/2013 8:49:11 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 14, 2013 | Steve Gorman
    Youssef was transferred from a federal detention center during the past few weeks to an undisclosed halfway house as part of preparation for his release, Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Ed Ross said. He is due to be freed on September 26 but will remain under the supervision of probation officials for the next four years, Ross said.
  • Al-Qaida Plot Distraction Is Too Well-Timed For Obama

    08/06/2013 4:04:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 8/6/13 | Editorial
    War On Terror: The way the White House has hyped a supposedly imminent al-Qaida plot, only one thing has to happen for President Obama to come off as a hero: nothing. It smells fishy. It´s not at the level of Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman cinematically fabricating a war with Albania to get the public´s mind off a presidential sex scandal, as in David Mamet´s 1997 black comedy "Wag the Dog," but the indefinite shutdown of 20 U.S. embassies in the Mideast and Africa after the announcement of a for-sure, impending terrorist mega-attack looks suspiciously gift-wrapped and well-timed
  • False Flag?

    08/07/2013 10:58:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-07-13 | DrJohn
    False Flag: False flag (or black flag) describes covert military or paramilitary operations designed to deceive in such a way that the operations appear as though they are being carried out by other entities, groups or nations than those who actually planned and executed them. Operations carried during peace-time by civilian organizations, as well as covert government agencies, may by extension be called false flag operations if they seek to hide the real organisation behind an operation. Out of nowhere the Obama regime issues a worldwide terror alert including the closure of many embassies. US Senator Saxby Chambliss gave an...
  • Syria: Nobel Peace Prize Winner´s Next War

    06/14/2013 4:57:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Investor´s Business Daily ^ | 6/14/13 | Editorial
    Middle East: With the formal determination that Syria has used chemical weapons, the stage is set for U.S. intervention, with Hezbollah and Iran on the other side. How´s that Arab Spring working out, Mr. President? Following our less-than-stellar attempts at regime change in Egypt and Libya — aiding in the ouster of Egypt´s Hosni Mubarak and the overthrow and death of Moammar Gadhafi — the administration, even by its own elastic standards, has decided it can no longer afford to kick the Syrian can down the road. Perhaps it just needs a good war to grab the headlines
  • US troops on Syria border as Obama arms rebels

    06/14/2013 4:31:30 PM PDT · by mykroar · 137 replies
    The Times Middle East ^ | 6/14/2013 | The Times Middle East
    Three hundred US Marines have been deployed to northern Jordan to pave the way for the West to arm Syrian rebels. A Patriot anti-aircraft missile system, designed to protect Jordanian territory from attack by Assad missiles, has also been moved into the area.
  • Russian MP Accuses U.S. Of Fabricating Syrian Chemical Weapons Report

    06/14/2013 5:35:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | June 14, 2013
    Following yesterday's "news" that the US is rerunning the Iraq invasion script has been busy collecting made up solid evidence proving the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, which it would use as a basis for yet another foreign intervention including a no-fly zone and arming the Syrian rebels (just to accelerate the passage of a Qatari natgas pipeline into Europe, bypassing Gazprom, and installing another puppet Muslim Brotherhood government in the Mid-East), the entire world waited with bated breath to learn what Russia's response, and remember to Russia Syria is a key geopolitical outpost and critical national interest, to...
  • White House: U.S. To Give Syria Rebels Military Aid After Chemical Attacks

    06/13/2013 3:37:49 PM PDT · by edpc · 217 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 13 June 2013 | Olivier Knox and Rachel Rose Hartman
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons on the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters on a conference call that President Barack Obama had heard pleas from Syria's rebel Supreme Military Council (SMC) for more help. "Our aim is to be responsive," Rhodes said, underlining that the new assistance would have "direct military purposes."
  • U.S. Military Plan to Arm Rebels Includes No-Fly Zone in Syria

    06/13/2013 2:14:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    U.S. Military Plan to Arm Rebels Includes No-Fly Zone in Syria WASHINGTON—A U.S. military proposal for arming Syrian rebels also calls for a limited no-fly zone inside Syria that would be enforced from Jordanian territory to protect Syrian refugees and rebels who would train there, according to U.S. officials. Asked by the White House to develop options for Syria, military planners have said that creating an area to train and equip rebel forces would require keeping Syrian aircraft well away from the Jordanian border. To do that, the military envisages creating a no-fly zone stretching up to 25 miles into...
  • Were Illegal Donations to Harry Reid Payola in Exchange for Favors?

    05/30/2013 5:25:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | May 30, 2013 | Christopher Cook
    Is Harry Reid in Trouble?In the previous post, we noted the basics of the Harry Reid-Harvey Whittemore story. What Whittemore did may or may not have been illegal (a court will decide) and Reid may or may not have known what he was doing.But one thing is for sure: Harry Reid has used his power and influence to help Whittemore. More than once.Check out the headlines below. There are several clear instances of Reid using, and attempting to use, his influence to help ease the skids of Whittemore.First, with the Coyote Springs Project: “Over The Last Four Years, Reid Has Used...
  • Nigeria bombs Islamists, U.S. sounds alarm

    05/17/2013 4:21:26 PM PDT · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 60 replies
    Reurters via Yahoo! News ^ | May 17, 2013 | Lanre Ola
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian warplanes struck militant camps in the northeast on Friday in a major push against an Islamist insurgency, drawing a sharp warning from the United States to respect human rights and not harm civilians.
  • US Navy tests anti-mine drones in Gulf drills

    05/15/2013 8:11:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    AP ^ | May 15, 2013 | NA
    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The U.S. Navy is putting underwater drones through wartime-style drills as part of international mine-clearing exercises in the Persian Gulf following similar maneuvers by Iran. The U.S.-led exercises, which began last week, include operations by the unmanned SeaFox devices, which are equipped with sonar and an explosive charge designed to shoot and destroy mines. It is part of the Navy's plans to increasingly deploy automated surveillance and protection systems, including aerial drones. Navy commanders insist the exercises, comprising more than 41 nations, are not intended solely against possible Iranian threats. But Iran has previously warned it...
  • Benghazi Blood Splatter

    05/06/2013 9:06:30 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 141 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05-06-2013 | Jim Oneill
    “With all due respect,the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”
  • US military units put on alert as security situation deteriorates in Libyan capital

    05/10/2013 9:45:50 AM PDT · by topher · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-10-2013 | Jennifer Griffin, Justin Fishel
    The U.S. military has alerted two elite military units in Europe to be on standby if needed to respond to a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, Fox News has learned. In recent days both the U.S. embassy and British embassy in Libya have removed non-essential staff from their embassies. A specialized Marine unit based in Moron, Spain, is in the process of being repositioned closer to Libya; and in Stuttgart, Germany, a special operations force assigned to AFRICOM has been placed on heightened alert.
  • Elevating Obama to a World Hero (VANITY)

    04/04/2013 11:50:21 AM PDT · by RetSignman · 12 replies
    Via Drudge Report (side headlines) | April 4, 2013 | RetSignman
    PYONGYANG PREPS MISSILES... Japan, U.S. bases in range... U.S. Warns of 'Regime Change'... 'Suicidal'... Warplanes moved to Philippines... American Troops Poised at Border... 'Chemical battalion' deployed to South... Kim Jung-Un claims 'smaller, lighter' nukes... China snubs requests... SKorea president hoping for best, preparing for worst...
  • The Naysayer

    11/21/2005 2:15:32 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 6 replies · 393+ views
    WeeklyStandard.com ^ | November 21, 2005 | Thomas Joscelyn
    N THE AFTERMATH of September 11, more than several former national security and intelligence officials fashioned new careers as critics of the Bush administration's war on terror. Among the more prominent of these former officials is Daniel Benjamin, who worked for the National Security Council from 1994 to 1999. Benjamin's criticism flows from his belief that prior to the war in Iraq, as he wrote in Time magazine earlier this year, "there was no pre-existing relationship between Baghdad and al-Qaeda." Still worse, the invasion of Iraq has made us "less safe" and "above all, the invasion and occupation of Iraq--have...
  • Did Obama stage the Benghazi attack?

    10/15/2012 2:40:22 PM PDT · by mgist · 73 replies
    Impeach Obama ^ | 10/15/2012 | CO Jones
    I received a phone call from an old friend that has been in Washington D.C. for years and is fairly well-connected politically. What she told me was ugly and sinister, yet very compelling. She said she had received information from someone high up in White House circles, and wanted my thoughts. No, there is no leaked email, no concrete proof, and this article is based on “hearsay.” I’m not one that usually engages in or repeats hearsay, but if this is true, it could be the biggest story in 50 years. According to her, Barack Obama, wanting an “October Surprise,”...
  • October Surprise: Obama Plans Major Airstrike on Libyan Targets

    10/03/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/3/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, a Defense Department official confirmed to Breitbart News that there is advance planning for a “substantial air package” against targets in Libya. Military sources suggest that this means that flight missions against Libyan targets will include manned flights, not merely drones. The New York Times reported yesterday that the Obama administration is preparing an operation to “kill or capture militants” involved in the Benghazi attack resulting in the murder of our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. According to the Times, the Joint Special Operations Command is putting together “so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects.”...
  • U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya Attack

    10/02/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 2 | Eric Schmitt
    WASHINGTON — The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, senior military and counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday. Preparing the “target packages” is the first step in a process that the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency are taking in preparation for, and in advance of, any orders from President Obama and his top civilian and military advisers to carry out action...
  • The Media's Rape of Reality

    09/16/2012 3:34:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    I didn’t want to write this column. I definitely didn’t want to use these words. I wanted to write about something else, but after the events of this week, I had no choice. I am here to report a rape. To protect President Obama from the failure of his administration to anticipate or respond appropriately to the attacks on our embassies in the Middle East, the media has absolutely raped the truth. Americans were targeted and murdered by radical monsters around the globe. The president did nothing about it. The White House had at least a 48-hour advance warning this...
  • More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments (They WERE WARNED ABOUT SECURITY PROBLEMS)

    09/16/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/16 | Damon
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security. Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security. He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn't good for international business. "The situation is frightening, it scares us," Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded. Inside the U.S....
  • Producer Of Anti-Islam Film Was Fed Snitchbegan cooperating with prosecutors after 2009 fraud

    09/15/2012 7:40:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 49 replies
    Smoking Gun ^ | September 14, 2012 | Smoking Gun
    SEPTEMBER 14--In remarks stressing that the U.S. government had “absolutely nothing to do with” the anti-Islam film that has touched off violence in the Middle East, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday sought to quash Arab concerns that the “disgusting and reprehensible” movie was somehow produced or condoned by American officials. However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”--and, by extension, its felonious producer--may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned. Though many key documents from the U.S. District...
  • OPINION: Libyan Invasion Imminent, In September, 2012 -- But For ALL The Wrong Reasons [Vanity]

    09/14/2012 11:27:53 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 77 replies
    Sept 14, 2012 | Laz A. Mataz
    Based on the bits and pieces of information scattered across the web, I am about to embark on a bold prediction: America will invade Libya in the next 7 to 10 days. Here's a few pieces of information that lead me to this conclusion: Marines headed to Libya to reinforce securityObama vows justice for ambassador killing Kinda some pretty tough talk, coming out of such a 'chill out' President, no?BREAKING!!Libya closes Benghazi airport after Islamists fire at U.S. drones in which we learn "The closure of the airport prompted speculation that the United States was deploying special forces in preparation...
  • No Wag the Dog Election Surprise?

    08/19/2012 8:19:49 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 26 replies
    pure vanity | 08/17/2012 | FreeAtlanta
    Is Obama caught between a rock and a hard place? Many of us have speculated that he would do anything to get reelected. He would even have a war with Iran or N. Korea... but, maybe that is off the table. It would not help him with conservatives. We know he is bad and want him gone. It might help a little with moderates or independents, but it would hurt with a large chunk of his no war, noway base. I was fearful that he would get us in a huge international disaster before the election, but with each passing...
  • Pentagon Encircles Iran: Victory Would Take 3 Weeks

    05/02/2012 7:50:41 AM PDT · by Strategy · 95 replies
    Russia Today ^ | May 2, 2012
    As the US beefs up its military presence in the Persian Gulf region, Pentagon strategists estimate that they would need less than a month to defeat Iranian forces should a military conflict take place. US Central Command (CENTCOM) believes it can destroy or significantly degrade Iran's conventional armed forces in about three weeks using air and sea strikes, a defense source told The Washington Post. "We plan for any eventuality we can and provide options to the president," Army Lt. Col. T.G. Taylor, a spokesman at CENTCOM told the newspaper. "We take our guidance from the secretary of defense and...
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Obama Set to Attack Iran’s Nuclear Sites By Fall of 2012 (unless Tehran halts nuclear weaponization)

    11/04/2011 2:37:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 47 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | Fri, Nov 04, 2011 at 05:10
    Straight after the United States was disencumbered of NATO’s eight-month Libyan campaign on Oct. 31, President Barack Obama went online to America’s senior allies, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Israel and Saudi Arabia, with notice of his plan to attack Iran no later than October 2012 – unless Tehran halted its nuclear weaponization programmes. The news switched on six fast-moving processes: 1. A race against time. Will Iran be able to complete the transfer of all its nuclear installations and ballistic missiles to underground facilities in the remaining months? Or will the West and Israel get in first while the program...
  • Keystone Cops Wag The Dog (Another Smoke Screen?)

    10/17/2011 7:56:01 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | Bob Livingston
    With investigations into U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s complicity in the Fast and Furious guns to Mexico criminality gaining steam, and public appetite for another U.S. war in another Mideast nation waning, President Barack Obama needed a big play. What he got was a four-base error. At a news conference last week announcing a thwarted assassination plot, Holder said the plot was the work of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, which is the guardian of Iran’s 32-year revolution, and the Quds force, its covert, operational arm, according to a (Reuters report) “High-up officials in those (Iranian) agencies, which is an...
  • Leading US lawmaker warns of Iran 'collision course' (Fein Swine Wagging the Dog)

    10/16/2011 3:14:45 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 11 | None
    A leading Democrat warned Sunday that United States and Iran are on a "collision course" as Tehran steps up its nuclear program and escalates hostilities with its alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi envoy to Washington. But Dianne Feinstein, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said this was not the time for war with Iran, but for stronger international sanctions to change its behavior. "Iran is escalating, I believe, its nuclear development. Iran is increasingly hostile," she said in an interview with Fox News Sunday. "It's a very dangerous situation." "If you project out a number of years, we...
  • Alleged Iran plot "dangerous escalation": Clinton (Wag The Dog II)

    10/13/2011 3:41:19 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 Oct 11 | None
    Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that Iran's alleged ties to a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington marked a "dangerous escalation" of Tehran's sponsorship of terrorism. "This plot, very fortunately disrupted by the excellent work of our law enforcement and intelligence professionals, was a flagrant violation of international and U.S. law and a dangerous escalation of the Iranian government's longstanding use of political violence and sponsorship of terrorism," Clinton told a think tank audience in Washington. Clinton said Iran's alleged part in the conspiracy, which was revealed by U.S. law enforcement officials...
  • US: Iran’s Quds force involved in terror plot

    10/13/2011 1:34:27 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 10 replies
    IGM via Reuters ^ | 10/13/11 | IGM via Reuters
    The White House said on Wednesday that senior members of Iran's Quds force participated in the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, and that the United States would hold Tehran accountable. "It's clear that senior levels of Quds force were engaged in the plotting," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, saying that Washington would respond by intensifying efforts to isolate Iran. The Quds Force (Persian: نیروی قدس, translit. Niru-ye Qods), (or Qods Force) is a special unit of Iran's Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Revolutionary Guard). It has been described as "tasked with...