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  • Gaia Beats Mars: How Our Military Is Being Turned Into Green Eco-Wussies

    11/26/2015 7:21:27 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 11/26/15 | James Delingpole
    Islamic State earns about $500 million a year from its oil revenues. But according to former CIA director Mike Morrell, US fighter aircraft have been ordered not to bomb their oil wells in case they cause “environmental damage.”Yes. That makes sense. Clearly one of the main priorities in any war of attrition should be to do everything possible to protect your enemies’ lives, wellbeing and resources.Some might argue that a merciless death cult which now controls swathes of Iraq and Syria and a population of around 10 million, which makes $2 billion a year from oil and extortion, which rapes and...
  • 10 Things Americans Are Worried About More Than Global Warming

    11/25/2015 6:18:35 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | October 2015 | Chris Martin
    Respondents were given a list of 88 things that could inspire fear. These entries ranged from world problems (like war, terrorism, nuclear attacks) to practical fears (murder, death, unemployment) to uncommon phobias (zombies, clowns, ghosts). ... Also on the list was global warming, which leading Democratic candidates have said is the biggest threat facing Americans today. But the American Fears survey revealed a much different opinion on the topic, with only 30.7% of respondents saying that global warming made them either afraid or very afraid. Global warming did not even make the top twenty. Here are some things Americans are...
  • How One Religious Organization Is Helping Syrian Refugees as They Arrive in Europe

    11/24/2015 8:25:44 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 23, 2015 | Melissa Quinn
    As the United States debates how to properly vet 10,000 Syrian refugees expected to resettle here, employees with Samaritan’s Purse are stationed on the frontlines in Greece, working to be a “face of compassion” for refugees fleeing war and terror. Ken Isaacs, vice president of programs and government relations for Samaritan’s Purse, spent a week in Greece, where the Christian organization has deployed employees and contractors to the region to assist scores of refugees flowing into the country, with hopes of continuing deeper into Europe. There, the group’s workers meet refugees arriving by rubber rafts on Greek islands and provide...
  • Here's What Russia Will Be Up Against If It Decides To Mess With Turkey

    11/24/2015 11:28:08 AM PST · by blam · 78 replies
    BI ^ | 11-24-2015 | Jeremy Wilson
    Jeremy WilsonNovember 24, 2015Following the downing of a Russian jet by the Turkish Air Force this morning, all eyes are on Turkey. It should come as no surprise that Turkey was capable of taking out a Russian jet so easily. Turkey's military uses cutting-edge equipment, including some bought in from the US and a surprising amount it builds at home. Here is some of the military hardware used by Turkey:(snip)
  • Prince Charles blames the Syrian War on Climate Change. He has a Point [TIC]

    11/24/2015 11:22:40 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 24, 2015 17:25 UTC | Niraj Chokshi
    Britain's Prince Charles has blamed climate change in part for the Syrian war and warned that global warming could exacerbate similar conflicts worldwide. Charles's comments — in an interview broadcast Monday — came exactly one week before the start of a United Nations climate change conference in Paris, where he plans to deliver a keynote address. Unless world leaders take action to slow the impact of climate change, "it’s going to get so much worse," Charles warned in the interview with Sky News, which was recorded before the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. "Some of us were saying 20...
  • U.S.-Backed Syrian Rebels Destroy Russian Helicopter with CIA-Provided TOW Anti-Tank Missile

    11/24/2015 10:31:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 26 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-24-2015 | Patrick Poole
    An emergency NATO session has been called for later today following Turkey shooting down a Russian SU-24 aircraft earlier today -- reportedly the first incident of a NATO country shooting down a Russian or Soviet plane. But following that shoot-down as Russian rescue helicopters searched for the pilots of that airplane, at least one of the helicopters was destroyed by U.S.-backed Syrian rebels using a CIA-provided TOW anti-tank missile. The rebel group posted video of the destruction of the Russian helicopter: [VIDEO] In the video, the serial number of the missile stand can clearly be seen: [SCREENSHOT] As part of...

    11/24/2015 6:36:18 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 3 replies ^ | Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes
    At time stamp of 1:50, pic of Dr. B. Carson. Wake up, all the doctors Make the old people well They're the ones who suffer And who catch all the hell
  • In Sex and War, the Left Is in Denial about Some Obvious Facts of Life

    11/23/2015 6:57:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/23/2015 | Douglas Murray
    Although we live in a forgetful culture, it is worth casting our minds back as far as last week. If you recall, back then we were all discussing the inability of students at Yale to cope with anything as scary as Halloween. For some of us the whole business was disturbing not so much because some brats at an Ivy League university were showing themselves unfit to be students but because the adults -- their professors -- all seemed to have surrendered to them. What else was clogging us up? Well, Caitlyn Jenner had just finished a clean-sweep of the...
  • Realism in Fighting the Islamic State

    11/22/2015 8:30:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 22, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    After a bloody series of terrorist attacks, the natural impulse is to respond with overwhelming force to make sure they never happen again. The 9/11 carnage prompted a U.S. invasion of Afghanistan to smash al-Qaida, which carried out the attacks, and remove the Taliban, which furnished the plotters a safe refuge. The Paris attacks have spurred new calls for a change in U.S. strategy toward the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, which occupies large sections of Iraq and Syria. But this is not a new American war; it's one we have been pursuing since August 2014. And...
  • Flurry Of Claims Spells Trouble For What's Left Of Ukraine Cease-Fire Regime

    11/21/2015 4:32:44 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | November 12, 2015 | James Miller and Pierre Vaux
    F ar from international front pages, the situation in eastern Ukraine is once again on the verge of open warfare. While the situation around Donetsk, the capital of the Russian-backed fighters, has remained strained since the announcement of the newest cease-fire in September, with sporadic small-arms fire reported almost daily, it has deteriorated significantly in the last two weeks. In the first month of the cease-fire regime, both sides were reporting calm, even playing down attacks that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) was reporting; but the Russian-backed separatists in the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) are...
  • What is a Just War?

    11/21/2015 2:44:25 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 36 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | November 19, 2015 | Fr. John Lathrop
    adical Islam (al-Qaeda, ISIS, or whatever name it goes by) has not only declared war but has waged war against United States, Western civilization and all Christians since September 11, 2001. This is more than terrorism, it is war, as witnessed by the recent attacks in Paris, the downing of the Russian airliner, the beheading of captives and the brutal war being waged by ISIS in Syria and Iraq. It is time for Congress to declare war against ISIS and all other radical Islamic groups. It is time for United States, its allies, and willing partners to use our considerable...
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • How the Left Thinks about the War on Terror (The left thinks?)

    11/21/2015 6:41:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 21, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Are you confused about how Barack Obama thinks about the War on Terror? How about Hillary Clinton? What about the editorial page of The New York Times? If you can't make sense of anything you hear or read, there is a reason for that. How they really think is rarely ever made explicit and never debated or publicly discussed. Until now. Here are ten bad ideas implicit in most leftwing commentary on this topic. 1. If there are no boots on the ground, you're not really at war. Barack Obama said it over and over again to our troops, to...
  • We Are Already at War on the Ground

    11/20/2015 8:19:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 20, 2015 | Linda Chavez
    resident Barack Obama has a choice: He can either destroy the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq or see the Islamic State bring its war to America. It is only a matter of time. Never has an enemy been so clear and direct about its aims -- or more ruthless in its methods. The Islamic State has already said that it will launch attacks against Washington, D.C., and New York City, and we have seen from the blood flowing in the streets of Paris and the body parts strewn over the sands of Sinai that it has the means...
  • Hillary Clinton calls for ‘new phase’ in war on ISIS

    11/19/2015 5:01:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/19/15 | Olivier Knox and Hunter Walker
    Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton called Thursday for a sharp escalation of the war against the so-called Islamic State on military, diplomatic and ideological fronts, embracing some ideas championed by Republicans and rejected by President Obama. “It’s time to begin a new phase and intensify and broaden our efforts to smash the would-be caliphate,” the former secretary of state said in a major foreign policy speech to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. “This is a worldwide fight, and America must lead it.” While heavy on policy, Clinton’s remarks served multiple political purposes. She contrasted herself with the...
  • Focus shifts to French rules of engagement in fight against ISIS

    11/19/2015 4:25:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 19, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    U.S. air forces have so far operated under rules of engagement aimed a zero civilian casualty standard that have left three quarters of bombing sorties returning to their bases without dropping a weapon. The French bombardment of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in the wake of the Paris terror attacks has U.S. officials fielding questions about why those targets were not already hit in the air campaign against the terror group, which has lasted for more than a year. One reason, according to Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.), a retired Navy SEAL commander and Iraq War veteran, is...
  • War for the Terms of Modernity

    11/18/2015 10:32:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 18, 2015 | Austin Bay
    Last week's attack on Paris is the latest act of mass homicide and media grandstanding in the Islamist terrorists' long war for the terms of modernity. That name frames the fight as a multigenerational struggle with very basic cultural, political and historical stakes. War acknowledges the military dimension; "terms of modernity" indicates that the cultural struggles may be determinative. Paris is France's capital; France opposes the Islamic State in the Levant, ISIL, al-Qaida's latest avatar. It is also a global icon one type of modernity. It is a city of free inquiry, great wine, fabulous art and a cosmopolitan nightlife....
  • Will The City Of Light Be A Beacon For The West To Combat ISIS?

    11/17/2015 7:04:19 PM PST · by JimPrevor
    Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jim Prevor
    The French have already announced that they are going to go ahead with the Climate Change conference scheduled for later this month. Of course, the correct thing to do would be to cancel the conference, not because security cannot be provided, but because if you are waging a "pitiless" war, that is what one must focus on, not as Steyn so aptly puts it, "talking about sea levels in the Maldives in the 22nd century? By which time France and Germany and Belgium and Austria and the Netherlands will have been long washed away."
  • France, Russia strike Islamic State; Hollande, Putin to meet

    11/17/2015 11:53:28 AM PST · by jpl · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday November 17, 2015 | Chine Labbe and Crispian Balmer
    France and Russia bombed Islamic State targets in Syria on Tuesday, punishing the group for attacks in Paris and against a Russian airliner that together killed 353 people, and made the first tentative steps toward a possible military alliance. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a coordinated onslaught in Paris on Friday and the downing of a Russian charter jet over Sinai on Oct. 31, saying they were in retaliation for French and Russian air raids in Iraq and Syria. Still reeling from the Paris carnage that killed 129 people, France formally requested European Union assistance in its battle and...
  • In Search of a New Free-World Leader

    11/17/2015 7:20:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 17, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    Is Vladimir Putin the new leader of the free world? All we currently know is that the job seems open, and that Putin has seemingly sent in his resume, showing openness to the idea of an anti-Islamic State alliance with British Prime Minister David Cameron. For contrast, see Barack Obama's demeanor while talking to the press at the end of an international summit meeting in Turkey on Monday. "Mr. Obama sounded weary and defensive as he repeatedly rejected criticism of his yearlong strategy ... to combat the Islamic State," reported The New York Times. Criticism of his strategy has intensified...
  • Paris—The Terrorist Prophecy

    11/17/2015 7:01:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/15 | Obie Usategui
    Wage a global war exclusively aimed at wiping out ISIS and all radical jihadist Islamic Muslims from the face of the earth If I were not such as agnostic as I am when it comes to traditional superstitions, I would probably be just as unwary as to believing that the bloodbath that took place in Paris, France was yet an impervious avowal to the renown Friday, the 13th, a/k/a Black Friday cliché, that this day, is, in fact, as ill-fated as Western civilizations make it out to be. Be that as it may, I am angry—as angry as I can...
  • Obama admin 'lied' about vetting Syrian refugees

    11/17/2015 4:13:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies
    WND ^ | November 16, 2015 | Greg Corombos
    The former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence says President Obama has no coherent strategy to defeat ISIS, and he alleges one of Obama’s top advisers “lied to the American people” to perpetuate a misguided program allowing tens of thousands of refugees into the U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes appeared on multiples Sunday morning news shows. When asked whether the news that one and possibly two of the Paris terrorists came to Europe as refugees would alter the Obama administration’s plan to accept tens of thousands of refugees, Rhodes said there would be no re-evaluation....
  • The Radical Muslims Are Waging A Silent War Against The West By Flooding Us With Muslim Immigrants

    11/16/2015 5:21:40 PM PST · by Stayfree · 11 replies
    Vanity | November 16, 2015 | Self
    It should be absolutely clear to anyone with a brain that the Muslims have watched nations like France, Germany and the US that we have a soft heart for why not send their Jihadist fighters into our countries and rage war against our populations and win instead of trying to wage war with our superior military in their countries and lose! Unfortunately, we have a Muslim in the White House who wages war against cops, Christians and white people right here in our own country setting the example for the Muslim crazies everywhere else to wage war on the...
  • C-I-C Shoots Down Freeper Whack-a-Mole Anti-Terrorist Plan

    11/16/2015 11:07:08 AM PST · by morphing libertarian · 46 replies
    Vanity | 11-16-2015 | Self
    My plan to fight terrorism was indirectly rejected by the President Today at his press conference. Here is a summary and I am now offering it to other countries including Russia for action independent of the US. We can'r wait 14 more months with the current impotent commander-in-chief.
  • We Need to Care Less

    11/16/2015 6:42:28 AM PST · by Shery · 3 replies
    The Conservative Papers | 15 November, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    It’s hard to look at the terrorist attack in Paris and not feel awful. It’s also hard to not feel rage. In fact, unless you’re a progressive (seriously, look at how they complained they weren’t getting enough attention for their fraud crusade while people were being slaughtered), revenge is a natural human emotion. We don’t act on it as a society anymore, but we should. After we were attacked at Pearl Harbor, our country went all out for war. They hit us; we were going to hit them back until they begged for mercy. Germany, which had declared war on...
  • Bill Kristol this week abc: If It Takes 50,000 Troops (on the ground) DO IT!

    11/16/2015 12:10:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    On "this week" ABC Bill Kristol calls for sending 50,000 u.s. troops on the ground to fight ISIS in Syria.
  • DEBKAfile: Syria rebels: We have killed Al Qods Chief Soleimani

    11/14/2015 8:03:51 PM PST · by Dave346 · 40 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | November 14, 2015, 11:35 PM (IDT)
    Syrian rebel sources claimed Saturday night that they had killed Iranian al Qods chief, the commander of Iranian forces in Iraq and Syria, Gen. Qassem Soleiman, in the fighting east of Aleppo. This claim is not confirmed by any other sources. The rebels say they located the Iranian general’s movements by means of intelligence and struck his car with a TOW missile, killing him and three other Iranian commanders with him, Masoud Askari, Mahmud Dahakan and Ahmed Rajai. If this is confirmed it would count as a signal Syrian rebel feat.
  • Hollande: 'We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless'

    11/13/2015 7:52:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 168 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/15 | Pete Kasperowicz
    French President Francois Hollande promised early Saturday morning that France would respond to terrorist attacks that killed more than 120 people with a "pitiless" war against the group responsible. "We are going to lead a war which will be pitiless," he said at the Bataclan, the site of one of the attacks, according to the Guardian. "Because when terrorists are capable of committing such atrocities, they must be certain that they are facing a determined France, a united France, a France that is together and does not let itself be moved, even if today we express infinite sorrow," Hollande added....
  • The Republican War -- Over War Policy

    11/13/2015 7:19:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | November 13, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    Rand Paul had his best debate moment Tuesday when he challenged Marco Rubio on his plans to increase defense spending by $1 trillion. "You cannot be a conservative if you're going to keep promoting new programs you're not going to pay for," said Paul. Marco's retort triggered the loudest cheers of the night: "There are radical jihadists in the Middle East beheading people and crucifying Christians. The Chinese are taking over the South China Sea. ... the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest military power in the world." Having called for the U.S. Navy...
  • Thank our veterans today and every day. They’re the ones who secure our freedoms

    11/11/2015 9:50:22 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/11/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We’ve seen the bumper stickers saying “If you are reading this thank a teacher”; but the better one says, “If you are reading this thank a teacher; but if you are reading this in English thank a veteran.” The wisdom in this simple statement is profound. As a young Marine recruit I often heard, “Private if it wasn’t for the Marine Corps you’d be speaking Japanese.” Yet the accomplishments of the Marine Corps are just a portion of the rich heritage of the United States Military. It’s always been brave veterans with guns, not liberals with white flags that have...
  • Defense Secretary Suggests Putin Might Nuke America, Says US Will "Defend International Order"

    11/09/2015 7:00:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/08/15 | Tyler Durden
    Still, when you're the face of The Pentagon, you've got to champion the narrative and that narrative now revolves around two things, i) a resurgent Russia, and ii) the rise of China. So, against that backdrop, and with Russia's dramatic intervention in Syria in mind, Ash gave a keynote speech during the annual Reagan National Defense Forum in southern California, on Saturday. Below, we present the "highlights" as documented by the DoD and the video clip courtesy of AP. Enjoy your Sunday evening US foreign policy briefing and please do note that Carter suggests Putin wants to nuke America: “In...
  • The Pakistan Nuclear Nightmare

    11/07/2015 11:09:24 PM PST · by Cronos · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7 Nov 2015 | Editorial Board
    With as many as 120 warheads, Pakistan could in a decade become the world’s third-ranked nuclear power, behind the United States and Russia, but ahead of China, France and Britain. Its arsenal is growing faster than any other country’s, and it has become even more lethal in recent years with the addition of small tactical nuclear weapons that can hit India and longer-range nuclear missiles that can reach farther. These are unsettling truths. The fact that Pakistan is also home to a slew of extremist groups, some of which are backed by a paranoid security establishment obsessed with India, only...
  • US Navy say "light in the West Coast sky" was a Trident II (D5) missile test at sea from the sub....

    11/07/2015 9:59:59 PM PST · by Southack · 243 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/7/2015
    US Navy say "light in the West Coast sky" was a Trident II (D5) missile test at sea from the submarine "Kentucky"
  • Legendary US Army Commander Says Russia Would "Annihilate" US In Head-To-Head Battle

    11/07/2015 5:24:40 PM PST · by amorphous · 90 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7 Nov 2015 | Tyler
    Late in September, we brought you "US Readies Battle Plans For Baltic War With Russia" in which we described a series of thought experiments undertaken by The Pentagon in an effort to determine what the likely outcome would be should something go horribly "wrong" on the way to landing the US in a shooting war with Russia in the Balkans. The results of those thought experiments were not encouraging.
  • Winning Afghanistan: Advice From a 21-Year-Old Soldier (Excellent Read)

    11/07/2015 10:30:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | November 7, 2015 | Joy Overbeck
    We were both waiting for our delayed planes in the boarding section of a large airport. I had noticed the young man wearing the sandy-colored desert-camo uniform and after I thanked him for his service, we just naturally started talking. Elated about going home for several months after a year in Afghanistan, he was open and even chatty in the aw-shucks way of a youth raised in a solid middle class family in the heartland. I didn't tell him I am a raving, flaming, right-wing writer because I didn't want his views to be colored by mine. I asked Dane...
  • 'Media misleading by reporting that Iran implementing nuclear deal'

    11/03/2015 3:12:13 PM PST · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/03/2015 21:11 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
    MEMRI head Yigal Carmon: Not one centrifuge has been removed. Iranian worshipers in Tehran chant slogans during a protest against Saudi Arabia after Thursday's crush that killed 131 Iranians at the haj pilgrimage. The mainstream media are misleading the world into believing that Iran has accepted and is implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action that was agreed upon on July 14, a prominent Middle East expert who served in military intelligence and was an adviser to two prime ministers told The Jerusalem Post Tuesday. “The recent phenomenon in the Western media saying that Iran has accepted the nuclear deal...
  • China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea

    10/30/2015 2:19:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:26am EDT | Ben Blanchard and Andrea Shalal
    China's naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its "provocative acts" in the disputed waterway, the Chinese navy said on Friday. Admiral Wu Shengli made the comments to U.S. chief of naval operations Admiral John Richardson during a video teleconference on Thursday, according to a Chinese naval statement. The two officers held talks after a U.S. warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of one of Beijing's man-made islands in the contested Spratly archipelago on Tuesday.
  • India Staging Biggest Air Exercise To Prepare For 2-Front War

    10/29/2015 10:21:40 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    Arming India ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2015 | Arming India Correspondent
    NEW DELHI, OCT.29, 2015: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is staging its biggest exercise, codenamed 'Live Wire', to test its preparedness to fight a two-front war in case of a simultaneous armed conflict with China and Pakistan. This exercise, which begins on Oct 31, involves the simultaneous activation of all airbases across the country from Leh in Jammu and Kashmir to Car Nicobar in Andaman and Nicobar Islands for about 15 days. "The most important part of Exercise Live Wire is to rehearse quick movement of air assets from one theatre to another," a top IAF officer explained to Arming...
  • China abandons one child policy

    10/29/2015 5:33:28 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 29 October 2015 | Carlos Tejada
    BEIJING—China on Thursday said it would formally end its notorious one-child policy, which was intended to curb a surging population but has since been blamed for looming demographic problems in the world’s No. 2 economy. In a brief statement on Thursday, China’s official Xinhua News Agency said all Chinese would be allowed to have two children. It didn’t provide a time frame or any other details.
  • 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...
  • America's longest and most expensive war: A New War on Poverty [Jeremiah 17]

    10/26/2015 7:08:34 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | 01/08/2014 | Michael D. Tanner
    Examples of the failures of government, large and small, are pretty easy to come by. Solyndra, the Iraq War, the response to Hurricane Katrina, Obamcare: Take your pick. But in terms of both wasted money and human suffering, its hard to find a more egregious government failure than the War on Poverty. It was 50 years ago today that Lyndon Johnson announced, as the centerpiece of his first State of the Union address, an unconditional war on poverty in America. No one could deny that poverty was a serious problem at the time. Roughly 19 percent of Americans were poor,...
  • Annals of Retreat

    10/22/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 22, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    "For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?" -- 1 Corinthians, 14:8 As it turns out, our president and commander in chief can face reality -- if he absolutely has to, and for the shortest time he can stand. Like a patient in the dentist's chair who just wants out. So even while announcing that he was going to reverse course in Afghanistan (again) and keep American troops there after all, The Hon. Barack Obama let the world (and the enemy) know that our forces would stay in that country only until 2017....
  • Senator Ted Cruz to 'Post': US should stop lecturing the Israelis

    10/21/2015 1:37:40 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2015 18:07 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    In preview of interview to be published in full Friday, US Senator and presidential contender issues scathing rebuke of Obama administration's handling of the Mideast conflict. Ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry's meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, US Senator and presidential contender Ted Cruz gave an interview to The Jerusalem Post in which he issued a scathing rebuke of the Obama administration's handling of the Palestinian conflict with Israel. Below are highlights of the interview. The full interview will be published Friday. Senator Cruz, How would you characterize the Obama administration's stewardship...
  • Interview with analyst Denise Simon on JJ McCartney's radio program

    10/20/2015 4:16:33 PM PDT · by Randall_S
    USA Transnational Report ^ | October 20, 2015 | Denise Simon
    October 20 interview with Denise Simon of Founders Code. DENISE SIMON is a Senior Research / Intelligence Analyst for Foreign and Domestic Policy for numerous flag officers and intelligence organizations. She is also a weekly panelist on the USA Transnational Report.
  • Taliban seize British stronghold in Helmand as security unravels

    10/20/2015 2:17:24 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 11 replies
    The UK Telegraph ^ | October 20, 2015 | Ben Farmer and Danielle Moylan
    A former British stronghold in Helmand has fallen to the Taliban just 12 months after UK combat troops left the province and civilians are fleeing the nearby provincial capital, fearing insurgents will soon move on the town. The heavy fighting north west of Lashkar Gah and unravelling of security in areas UK troops fought bloody battles to secure comes days before the first anniversary of Britains withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan. The assault also comes only three weeks after the Taliban captured the northern city of Kunduz in their greatest military victory since 2001. A Western official said Lashkar...
  • India, US And Japan Hold Naval Exercises Under China's Gaze

    10/17/2015 7:26:48 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-17-2015 | AP
    October 17, 2015 Associated Press NEW DELHI Naval warships, aircraft carriers and submarines from the U.S., India and Japan steamed into the Bay of Bengal on Saturday as they took part in joint military exercises off India's east coast, signaling the growing strategic ties among the three countries as they face up to a rising China. The sea drills, part of the six-day-long Malabar exercises, will cover the full spectrum of naval maneuvers, including military-to-military coordination and anti-submarine warfare, according to a joint statement. The U.S. has deployed the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, a missile cruiser and a...
  • UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too (nuclear arms race begins)

    10/15/2015 11:13:57 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 5 replies
    KRQE News ^ | October 15, 2015, 10:26 pm | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) Amid fears of an atomic arms race in the Middle East, a senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal. The landmark Iran accord to curb its nuclear weapons in exchange for economic sanctions relief allows Tehran to enrich uranium. In barely noticed testimony last month, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the UAEs ambassador in Washington, Yousef al-Otaiba, had informed him in a telephone call that the...
  • Netanyahu Slams State Dept on Excessive Force Allegations (VIDEO)

    10/15/2015 4:57:39 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 22 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 15, 2015 2:06 pm | Jenna Lifhits
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the U.S. State Departments allegations that Israel is using excessive force to fight terrorism Thursday, saying that the allegations are unfair, false, and justify Palestinian terrorism. This allegation is totally false. Its also utterly unfair, because its so obviously, patently false, he said. When asked whether Israel was worried about losing the support of its allies because of the State Departments concerns, Netanyahu said that Israel is using the amount of legitimate force necessary to protect its citizens against the threat of terrorism. Israel is using exactly the kind and the amount of legitimate...
  • President who ended two wars halts plan to withdraw from Afghanistan

    10/15/2015 12:13:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/15/15 | Robert Laurie
    As predicted. Barack Obama is the President who ended two wars. For years, thats been the narrative among the mainstream press and the members of the Democrat party. Never mind the fact that neither of the wars referenced ever really ended. Ignore the rise of ISIS thanks to the power vacuum Obama created, and forget the fact that he started a third - illegal - war in Libya. The Democrats had a narrative to sell, so Obama ended two wars. End of story. ....At least until today. Today were learning that the war in Afghanistan isnt ending, the U.S. wont...
  • China Says Military Will "Stand Up And Use Force" If US Sends Warships To Islands

    10/15/2015 11:41:25 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-15-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/15/2015 Earlier this week, US officials indicated that they are set to go through with a plan to sail warships around Chinas man-made islands in the Spratlys. Its just a matter of time when it happens, one government source told WSJ. Over the course of the last six months, weve seen Chinas land reclamation efforts go from oddity, to spectacle, to alleged provocation, to excuse for war as Washington feels compelled to come to the aid of its allies in the South Pacific who cried foul after it became apparent that this was no normal dredging effort. In...