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  • To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

    03/26/2015 7:35:54 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Today | John Bolton
    In theory, comprehensive international sanctions, rigorously enforced and universally adhered to, might have broken the back of Iran’s nuclear program. But the sanctions imposed have not met those criteria. Naturally, Tehran wants to be free of them, but the president’s own director of National Intelligence testified in 2014 that they had not stopped Iran’s progressing its nuclear program. There is now widespread acknowledgment that the rosy 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which judged that Iran’s weapons program was halted in 2003, was an embarrassment, little more than wishful thinking. The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear...
  • Israeli official brands emerging Iran deal as ‘incomprehensibly’ bad

    03/27/2015 12:41:26 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 27, 2015, 6:13 pm | Avi Issacharoff
    As Tehran hails ‘massive progress’ in talks, Jerusalem protests that regime ‘is working against American-Arab-Israeli interests without paying a price’ As Iran hailed “massive progress” toward a deal on its nuclear program, an Israeli official described the terms of the looming agreement as “incomprehensibly” bad and rejected the Obama administration’s contention that it would keep the regime a year away from accumulating enough fissile material for a bomb. Estimating that a framework deal would indeed be signed soon, and that a full agreement would follow in June, the official lamented the US-led negotiators’ apparent readiness to remove sanctions without Iran...
  • Instead of 'Ridding World' of Nukes -As Pledged- Obama's Walked Us Into a Complex Arms Race

    03/27/2015 11:13:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 28 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 March 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Remember back in the Spring of '09, when a fresh-faced 'historic president' Obama told a cheering crowd one sunny day at Prague Castle that he'll work towards a world 'free of nuclear weapons'? In retrospect, it seems he meant a world just free of American nuclear weapons- as he's been slashing all our capabilities, development programs, and even defensive missile shields to appease enemies -primarily Russia- in order to free up more money for solar panels and food stamps. The Norks sure didn't get the memo... nor the Russians, or anybody else- as they've been building and testing whatever-they-damnwell-please the whole time....
  • Column One: Managing Obama’s war against Israel

    03/27/2015 4:49:17 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Caroline B. Glick
    On Wednesday, the Jerusalem Municipality announced it is shelving plans to build 1,500 apartments in the Har Homa neighborhood. Officials gave no explanation for its sudden move. But none was needed. Obviously the construction of apartments for Jews in Jerusalem was blocked in the hopes of appeasing US President Barack Obama. But is there any reason to believe he can be appeased? Today the White House is issuing condemnations of Israel faster than the UN. To determine how to handle what is happening, we need to understand the nature of what is happening. Max Boot explained Wednesday in The Wall...
  • Nasrallah: Arabs should unite to attack Israel, not Yemen

    03/27/2015 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 8 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | Friday, March 27, 2015 | Itamar Sharon
    Hezbollah leader slams Saudi campaign: ‘You say the new situation threatens you… Do you not feel the threat posed by Israel?’ Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday bemoaned the Saudi-led Arab coalition engaged in a campaign against rebels forces in Yemen, saying Arabs should unite against Israel rather than the Houthi militias who have taken over the capital Sanaa and much of the country over the past months. The leader of Lebanon’s Shiite terror group slammed Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, dubbed Operation Decisive Storm, calling it “surprising and painful.” Hezbollah, like Yemen’s Houthi rebels, is supported by Iran, which...
  • Engel: Many In Military View Obama's Middle East Policy As "Incoherent"

    03/27/2015 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Pamela Key
    Friday on MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said many in the military and policy analysts have told him the Obama administration’s Middle East policies are “incoherent.”
  • What Was Really at Stake in the Israeli Election: Free Enterprise

    03/28/2015 5:07:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    In terms of skills and education, Israel probably has the highest level of human capital per person in the whole world. Yet it’s per capita output is mediocre – in the middle of the developed country pack. Why is that? Because Israel has been slow to adopt capitalism. How do I know that? Because Bibi Netanyahu told me that in an interview in Dallas, several years before he became prime minister. Once he became Israel’s leader, he was been able to do something about it. In recent years Israel has become a center for entrepreneurship, innovation and capitalist spirit. But...
  • Iranian Dissidents Criticize Obama’s Nuclear Diplomacy

    03/27/2015 6:12:52 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 17, 2015
    Claim White House ignoring human rights, working with murderous regime A group of Iranian dissidents and political prisoners have lashed out at the Obama administration, lambasting its ongoing diplomacy with Iran, according to two open letters sent to the White House in recent days. In each letter, the dissidents—most of whom are currently political prisoners in Iran—criticize the White House for ignoring the issues of human rights and democracy in Iran as they push to finalize a deal with a regime that the dissidents says is murderous and untrustworthy. Iranian reformers and those seeking a change in the country’s leadership...
  • Kerry updates Netanyahu as Iran deal nears completion (6,100 centrifuges, could be signed Sunday)

    03/27/2015 4:18:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | March 28, 2015, 12:33 am (IDT) | Avi Issacharoff
    Israeli TV says agreement will leave Iran with 6,100 centrifuges spinning; Israeli official calls looming accord ‘incomprehensibly’ bad US Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday and again on Friday to update him on progress in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, as an Israeli official castigated the emerging deal as “incomprehensibly” bad. According to an unnamed senior American official quoted by Haaretz Friday night, the secretary’s calls to Netanyahu came amid indications that the negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, are making progress and that an agreement could be finalized by Sunday. Netanyahu has been...
  • Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’

    10/23/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT · by rdb3 · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 23 OCTOBER 2014 | Adam Kredo
    Top Iranian Official: Obama is ‘The Weakest of U.S. Presidents’ Adviser to Iranian president mocks Obama’s ‘humiliating’ presidency Share Tweet Email AP BY: Adam KredoOctober 23, 2014 4:10 pmThe Iranian president’s senior advisor has called President Barack Obama “the weakest of U.S. presidents” and described the U.S. leader’s tenure in office as “humiliating,” according to a translation of the highly candid comments provided to the Free Beacon.The comments by Ali Younesi, senior advisor to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, come as Iran continues to buck U.S. attempts to woo it into the international coalition currently battling the Islamic State (IS, ISIL,...
  • Pro-ISIS Magazine Bombed in Istanbul

    03/27/2015 7:37:16 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/27/2015 | Frances Martel
    Adımlar Magazine, a radical Islamist publication headquartered in Istanbul that has publicly supported ISIS, has lost a writer and three of its editors were injured this week in a blast at their headquarters. Responsibility for the attack is disputed in several publications, though the editor in chief of Adımlar insists the bombing was the work of “the CIA or the Mossad.” Hurriyet reports that the blast struck the office of the magazine on March 25. The explosion occurred around 7:30 PM local time, killing writer Ünsal Zor and injuring three others. Daily Sabah adds that the perpetrators allegedly “booby-trapped the door of the monthly magazine’s offices...
  • As a Jew, You Have to Take Sides

    03/28/2015 6:26:35 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 3/27/15 | Steve Berman
    I grew up Jewish.  When I was growing up, being Jewish meant you supported Israel.  I lived through the 1967 war (I was a toddler), the 1973 war (I was in third grade), and the “troubles” since then.  Israel always seemed invincible. As I got older, things became more complicated.  Today I read about Jews of my generation who question their loyalty to Israel, who, in fact, disclaim Israel as their birthright, as if it were something that could be disclaimed. Certainly, the images of dead Palestinian children can make anyone with a shred of human decency’s heart break.  I...
  • Speaker Boehner & Senior Lawmakers Visit UK to Discuss Economic & Security Ties (on way to Israel)

    03/28/2015 7:36:32 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 28, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    MANCHESTER, UK – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior House lawmakers visited the North of England on Friday to meet with Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and discuss opportunities to deepen the economic and security ties between the US and the UK. Chancellor Osborne hosted the delegation for a working lunch at Peover Hall, which General George Patton and the Third Army used during World War II to plan and train for the Normandy breakout. There, participants had a fruitful discussion on the state of the British economy, our shared efforts to defeat ISIL, and...
  • AP Exclusive: Iran limited to 6K (out of original 10 k) centrifuges in draft accord [ed]

    03/19/2015 8:30:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    AP ^ | March 19, 2015 | George Jahn and Bradley Klapper
    A draft nuclear accord now being negotiated between the United States and Iran would force Iran to cut the amount of hardware it could use to make an atomic bomb by about 40 percent for at least a decade, while offering immediate relief from sanctions that have crippled Iran's economy, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. As an added enticement, elements of a U.N. arms embargo against Iran could be rolled back. The very existence of the draft provided perhaps the clearest indication that the sides were nearing a written agreement as they raced to meet a March 31...
  • World War III will be caused by Islam

    02/16/2015 11:12:52 AM PST · by BCW · 60 replies
    16 FEB 2015 | BCW
    Thinking back back to the causes of WW I that led to the rise of Nazism and eventually WW II....the historical cal similarities are telling. (1) Nazism and the occult belief of the Aryan Race as superior is exactly like the belief system of Islam when they perceive their ideology as superior to all others. (2) The leader odfnthe Nazi Party came from a humble existence and convinced himself that it was destiny that he lead the German people to greatness once the Aryan Race was ide tidied as superior. The same can be said of Muhammad and the doctrine...
  • America already deeply involved in World War III

    02/14/2015 4:52:49 AM PST · by OwenKellogg · 86 replies
    Lebanon Daily News ^ | February 12, 2015 | Frank Ryan
    We are at war! World War III has started and apparently our government is unwilling to acknowledge it. Prior to World War II, efforts were made throughout Britain and the United States to avoid war at all costs with disastrous consequences. We will face the same disaster if we do not face reality immediately. In the Britain of the 1930's, Chamberlain attempted to appease Hitler until it was too late for Poland and the world. His appeasement increased the death toll from that war substantially. In the year 2015, the parallels to 1939 are striking. We are in denial. Our...
  • Vladimir Putin: "World Is at Historic Turning Point"

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered what was perhaps his most important speech, and definitely his most direct criticism of the West, at the Valdai Conference in Sochi on October 24. One independent analyst called it “the most important political speech since Churchill’s ‘Iron Curtain’ speech of March 5, 1946.” Another called it “epochal,” and a “marker of the end of the U.S.’s brief period as the one big, unchallenged bully on the block.” Another labeled the speech “a precursor to World War iii.” Yet the mainstream Western media largely ignored the speech, instead focusing that day on America’s midterm elections,...
  • World War III is Happening Now: The War on Christianity by Islam Has Begun

    06/17/2014 2:31:48 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 43 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 17, 2014 | Chris Carrington
    World War lll is not around the corner, it is not coming next week, or next month, it’s happening now. Too many people who are used to wars involving one or more countries fighting other countries, it is something in the future because they cannot grasp the fact that we are involved in a war without borders, where the soldiers are not easily identifiable by the uniform they wear. World War lll is a religious war and it has already started. The murder of Christians around the globe is an indicator of what is to come unless the march of...
  • Should America Fight World War Three in Order to Defend Estonia?

    04/08/2014 8:57:52 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 173 replies
    Estonia is a little nation of 1.3 million people, which was made a member of NATO in 2004. Estonia was once a province of the Soviet Union. It has a Russian minority that is 25 percent of the population, and Russia has vowed to protect ethnic Russians if they are subjected to mass violence by the Estonian majority. Did NATO make a wise decision to bring in itty-bitty baltic nations that were once part of the Soviet Union? I can understand the importance of preventing the Soviet Union from being brought back into existence. But the lives of American troops...
  • Ukraine president gives Crimea leaders three hours to release navy chief

    03/19/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 148 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | March 19, 2014
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's acting president on Wednesday said Crimea's separatist leaders had three hours to release the detained head of the ex-Soviet state's navy or face "an adequate response". Acting president Oleksandr Turchynov said in a statement that "unless Admiral (Sergiy) Gayduk and all the other hostages -- both military and civilian ones -- are released, the authorities will carry out an adequate response... of a technical and technological nature."
  • Putin Signs Decree Recognizing Crimea As Independent And Sovereign State

    03/17/2014 11:46:43 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 77 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/18/2014 | Itar-Tass
    MOSCOW, March 17, /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognising the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state. “1. Considering the will of the peoples of Crimea expressed at the all-Crimea referendum on March 16, 2014, I hereby decree that the Republic of Crimea, where the City Of Sevastopol has a special status, be recognised as a sovereign and independent state,” the decree said. The decree entered into force upon signature, the presidential press service said.
  • Ukrainian Government Refuses To Remove Troops From Crimea, Prepares For War

    03/17/2014 11:17:11 AM PDT · by Strategy · 156 replies
    Kyiv Post ^ | March 17, 2014
    In the wake of a March 16 referendum in which Crimeans voted to join the Russian Federation, Ukrainian leaders refused to cede any part of the peninsula, calling on their troops to prepare for war. "Crimea was, is, and will be our territory," said Defense Minister Ihor Tenyukh in a statement delivered at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center on March 17. Former heavyweight boxing champion and leader of the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform Vitali Klitschko announced that Ukrainian troops would remain at their bases, even after March 21, the end of a peace treaty signed by the interior ministries...
  • Did President Obama just start World War III by waiving the U.S. ban on arming terrorists?

    09/17/2013 6:14:32 PM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 17, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Did President Obama just start World War III by waiving the U.S. ban on arming terrorists? The Washington Examiner has just reported:Obama waives ban on arming terrorists to allow aid to Syrian oppositionPresident Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to “vetted” opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al QaedaThe law allows the president to waive those prohibitions if he “determines...
  • Help Kickstart World War III! [Hilarious: Liberal comedians are mocking B. Hussein Obama!!]

    09/11/2013 11:59:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    youtube/second city ^ | 9/9/13 | Second City Comedy
    President Obama needs your help starting World War III! Find out how you can help!
  • Russian warships cross Bosphorus, en route to Syria

    09/05/2013 8:04:16 AM PDT · by maggief · 60 replies
    AFP ^ | September 5, 2013
    Three Russian warships crossed Turkey's Bosphorus Strait Thursday en route to the eastern Mediterranean, near the Syrian coast, amid concern in the region over potential US-led strikes in response to the Damascus regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. The SSV-201 intelligence ship Priazovye, accompanied by the two landing ships Minsk and Novocherkassk passed through the Bosphorus known as the Istanbul strait that separates Asia from Europe, an AFP photographer reported.
  • Russia sends missile cruiser to Mediterranean - Interfax

    09/04/2013 5:39:51 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 4, 2013 | Nigel Stevenson
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is sending a missile cruiser to the east Mediterranean to take over the navy's operations in the region, state agency Interfax quoted a military source as saying on Wednesday, as the United States prepares for a possible military strike in Syria. The ship, Moskva, will take over operations from a naval unit in the region that Moscow says is needed to protect national interests. It will be joined by a destroyer from Russia's Baltic Fleet and a frigate from the Black Sea Fleet.
  • Putin Calls Kerry a Liar on Syria

    09/05/2013 4:23:44 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 39 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | September 4, 2013
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry a liar, claiming he had denied that al Qaeda was fighting with the Syrian opposition in that country's civil war. Speaking to his human rights council, Putin recalled watching a congressional debate where Kerry was asked about al Qaeda. Putin said he had denied that it was operating in Syria, even though he was aware of the al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra group. Putin said: "This was very unpleasant and surprising for me. We talk to them (the Americans) and we assume they are decent people, but he...
  • Russia: Strike on Syria could mean nuke disaster

    09/05/2013 2:45:00 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/05/2013 | AP
    VIENNA (AP) — Russia is warning that a U.S. strike on Syria's atomic facilities might result in a nuclear catastrophe and is urging the U.N. to present a risk analysis of such a scenario. The warning comes from Russia's Foreign Ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich. He said in a statement Wednesday that a strike on a miniature reactor near Damascus or other nuclear installations could contaminate the region with radioactivity, adding: "The consequences could be catastrophic." IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor told the AP in an email Thursday that her agency is ready to "consider the questions raised" by Lukashevich if it...
  • Syria says will never give in 'even if there is WWIII'

    09/05/2013 3:13:34 AM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Yahoo/AFP ^ | 9-5-13 | Rana Moussaoui
    Syria said Wednesday it was mobilising its allies against a possible US-led military strike over a suspected gas attack and would never give in, even if a third world war erupts. In an exclusive interview with AFP, Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad said Syria had taken "every measure" to retaliate against a potential strike, but refused to provide any clue as to what that might mean. He also insisted that Russia had not wavered in its support for its long-time ally, despite comments by President Vladimir Putin suggesting a more conciliatory tone towards the West. "The United States is currently...
  • Russian Expert says Mideast made narrow escape from Major War Tuesday

    09/03/2013 8:12:11 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ITAR-TASS ^ | 9-3-12 | Tamara Zamyatina
    MOSCOW, September 3 (Itar-Tass) - Launching of two ballistic missiles in the Mediterranean water area testifies to the ongoing U.S. preparations for air strikes against Syria, a top-rank Russian military expert said in an exclusive interview with Itar-Tass Tuesday night. The U.S. and Israel actually wanted to watch the reaction to the launch on the part of Russia, China and Iran, said Colonel-General Leonid Ivashov, Ret. From 1996 through to 2001, Gen Ivashov was chief of the Russian Defense Ministry’s Main Department for International Defense Cooperation. He is President of the Academy of Geopolitical Problems at present. He believes that...
  • Russia Sends Two Marine-Carrying Ships To The Mediterranean

    09/03/2013 2:36:45 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 55 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/03/2013 | Tyler Durden
    “The Russian Navy continues stage-by-stage rotation of warships and support ships of the standing naval force in the Mediterranean,” the spokesman said. “Having passed through the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits, the big landing ships will reach the designated area in the Mediterranean Sea on September 5 or 6 to start their mission under the command of the remote zone headquartered onboard the big anti-submarine ship of the Russian Pacific Fleet Admiral Panteleyev.” Currently, one of the key tasks of the Russian standing naval force in the Mediterranean is “comprehensive monitoring over the air, underwater and surface situation in the zone...
  • John Kerry, just thinking out loud: I can’t rule out boots on the ground if Syria implodes

    09/03/2013 2:15:46 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 34 replies
    Hot AIr ^ | September 3, 2013 | Allahpundit
    By “implodes,” he means a situation where Assad loses control of his WMD and we need to go in and grab them before some fanatic native outfit grabs them first. Which is funny because, right offhand, I can’t think of anything that’s more likely to increase the risk of that happening than bombing the hell out of Syrian military units who are in charge of those weapons. I think we’re about done here, guys.
  • Obama to seek support for Syria strike at G20 summit in Russia

    09/03/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    CTV News ^ | 9-3-12 | CTV
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to support a U.S.-led military strike against Syria as he attends a global summit in Russia and makes a stop in Sweden. His three-day overseas trip comes as his administration seeks authorization from Congress. Top lawmakers signalled support Tuesday after meeting with Obama, while France said it will wait for Congress' decision before any military action of its own. Obama's presence at the Group of 20 gathering in Russia is bound to bring questions about Syria, recently leaked U.S. surveillance programs and especially his tense relationship with...
  • Kerry refuses to rule out U.S. ground troops in Syria, then backtracks

    09/03/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Updated: 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | By Stephen Dinan
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry refused Tuesday to rule out putting U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, saying the president needs to retain the ability to send in forces in very select circumstances as the Obama administration officially began to make its case for retaliatory military strikes on the Assad regime. Testifying to the Senate, Mr. Kerry accused critics of “armchair isolationism” and said there are risks to acting, but that the risks of inaction are even worse. But asked whether President Obama would accept an authorization from Congress that specifically banned putting U.S. troops on the ground...
  • Russia Dispatches Sub, Cruiser; UK Sends 6 Jets To Cyprus; China Repeats "Dire Consequences" Warning

    08/29/2013 5:19:59 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | August 29, 2013
    Some took a prior report the that the "developed" nations would use Cyprus as a warplane strike base just as a leaked memo predicted in 2011, skeptically. Today we finally got official confirmation from that Britain that it is sending six RAF Typhoon jets to Cyprus "as a defensive measure amid growing tensions over Syria and talks of Western military intervention." It's defensive in case Syria launches an airborne assault of the UK we take it? A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the air-to-air interceptor jets would be deployed to the British Akrotiri base in Cyprus on Thursday....
  • Obama backs away from speedy Syria strike, after UK turnaround [No Skirt To Hide Behind]

    08/29/2013 5:23:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 8/29/13 | Yoel Goldman
    ... Obama on Wednesday evening appeared to back away from the idea of an imminent strike on Syria, saying multiple times in an interview broadcast on several US networks, “I have not made a decision.” Obama spoke after the UK clearly backtracked from Prime Minister David Cameron’s earlier supportive stance, with the Conservative-led government indicating it would now wait several days for a report by UN inspectors looking into last Wednesday’s alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians by the forces of President Bashar Assad, and for Parliament to vote on the matter.
  • Bomb Syria, Even if It Is Illegal (oh?)

    08/29/2013 12:23:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 27, 2013 | Ian Hurd
    The latest atrocities in the Syrian civil war, which has killed more than 100,000 people, demand an urgent response to deter further massacres and to punish President Bashar al-Assad. But there is widespread confusion over the legal basis for the use of force in these terrible circumstances. As a legal matter, the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons does not automatically justify armed intervention by the United States. There are moral reasons for disregarding the law, and I believe the Obama administration should intervene in Syria. But it should not pretend that there is a legal justification in existing law....
  • Russia Sending Warships To The Mediterranean: Report

    08/29/2013 4:43:19 AM PDT · by lbryce · 50 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | August 29, 2019 | Staff
    Russia will "over the next few days" be sending an anti-submarine ship and a missile cruiser to the Mediterranean as the West prepares for possible strikes against Syria, the Interfax news agency said on Thursday. "The well-known situation shaping up in the eastern Mediterranean called for certain corrections to the make-up of the naval forces," a source in the Russian General Staff told Interfax.
  • Official: White House seeks Syria response 'just muscular enough not to get mocked'

    08/28/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    Official: White House seeks Syria response 'just muscular enough not to get mocked' By Justin Sink - 08/28/13 12:45 PM ET A U.S. official briefed on the military options being considered by President Obama told the Los Angeles Times that the White House is seeking a strike on Syria "just muscular enough not to get mocked." "They are looking at what is just enough to mean something, just enough to be more than symbolic," the official told the paper, giving credence to similar reports describing a limited military strike in the aftermath of last week's alleged chemical weapons attack. NBC...
  • North Korea Has Issued Its Ultimate Definite Last Totally 'Final Warning'

    03/31/2013 12:19:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/13 | Sara Morrison
    North Korea greeted the weekend by stating through its KCNA news agency that it is entering a "state of war" with South Korea. This seems like much more serious news than an earlier KCNA story about using nutritious leeks in seasonal dishes, but there's reason to be skeptical that NoKo's latest declaration means anything at all. The statement wasn't accompanied by an actual attack, which would have been the most obvious sign that North Korea was serious about this. Instead, it's just more chest-beating, this time in response to the "provocation" of the U.S. flying stealth bombers over South Korea....
  • The World War Three Files

    02/26/2012 1:24:46 AM PST · by U-238 · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2012 | Donovan Sanderbrook
    March 1981, and inside 10 Downing Street, Margaret Thatcher is confronting the most terrible dilemma any British Prime Minister has ever faced. The news could hardly be worse. Across Britain, tens of thousands of terrified people are streaming out of the major cities. Looting is widespread, while every day brings bomb attacks at railway stations and RAF bases. Abroad, the Red Army has sliced through the West’s defences, using chemical weapons to punch through Nato’s front lines. Yugoslavia has fallen, and West Germany and Norway are on the verge of succumbing. After four days of Russian air raids, killing hundreds...
  • Are Arabs Stupid?

    12/08/2011 11:32:23 PM PST · by Ari Bussel · 30 replies
    Islamic Madness—Are Arabs Stupid? By Ari Bussel Once the common belief was that Arabs are stupid. But they are not. For over a century they have tried to eliminate any Jewish presence from the Holy Land. They butchered the local Jewish population, let some time pass and always returned to their old habits. Much like the Pogroms in Europe, the massacres by the Arabs were consistent and brutal. When the global community officially recognized the Jewish right to self-determination in their ancient land, the Arabs were outraged. They engaged in numerous wars, were driven, thus relentless, to achieve their mission...
  • EU: German [economy] minister talks tough to remedy poll slump

    11/12/2011 11:26:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    Athens News ^ | 11/12/2011
    Germany's economy minister renewed his hardline stance towards profligate eurozone nations on Saturday in an attempt to shore up support among his demoralised Free Democrats (FDP), calling for an orderly default for fiscally irresponsible states. Philipp Roesler took a tough line which has proved popular before. "There must be consequences for governments that break budget rules, and these sanctions must be automatic," he told FDP delegates at a party congress in Frankfurt, to strong applause. First, states' funding from Brussels should be cut, he said, then they should be stripped of their voting rights in European Union bodies, then a...
  • China: Don't take peaceful approach for granted (Chicom state propaganda)

    11/09/2011 2:41:43 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies
    Global Times ^ | 10/25/11
    Don't take peaceful approach for granted Global Times | October 25, 2011 01:22 By Global Times Recently, both the Philippines and South Korean authorities have detained fishing boats from China, and some of those boats haven't been returned. China has been increasingly confronted with sea disputes and challenged by tough stances from the countries involved. These events have been promoting hawkish responses within China, asking the government to take action. China has emphasized its reluctance in solving disputes at sea via military means on many occasions. Peace is vital for its own economic development. But some of China's neighboring countries...
  • The World is Misreading Obama on Iran (Obama Might Nuke Iran)

    11/08/2011 9:40:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Friday, November 4, 2011 | David Rothkopf
    The government of Iran, much like many across the Middle East, believes that the Obama administration is so consumed with a desire to undo the wrongs of the Bush era and get out from under the costs of two difficult, hard-to-justify wars in the region that it would never intervene against them militarily. Iranian leaders seem to believe that the United States would not risk another war in the region just to stop their development of nuclear weapons. The government of Israel, also worried that its number one ally has lost its appetite for complex entanglements in the region, seems...
  • France Calls For UN Security Council Meeting Over 'Worrying' Iran Nuclear Report

    11/09/2011 3:38:17 AM PST · by edpc · 8 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 9 Nov 2011 | Reuters & Haaretz
    France said on Wednesday it wanted to convene the UN Security Council and could push for unprecedented sanctions against Iran after an International Atomic Energy Agency report said Iran had worked to develop an atomic bomb design. "Convening of the UN Security Council is called for," Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told RFI radio. In a statement, Juppe said diplomatic pressure needed to be ramped up. "If Iran refuses to conform to the demands of the international community and refuses any serious cooperation, we stand ready to adopt, with other willing countries, sanctions on an unprecedented scale," Juppe said.
  • All Freepers who have read Jeff Head's Dragon's Fury Series and liked it

    02/21/2011 10:23:01 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 36 replies
    Amazon books ^ | Jeff Head
    This is a request for all freepers who have read my: DRAGON'S FURYWorld War against America and the West Please consider going to the Amazon site above and doing one of two things...or both if you are so inclined: 1) Indicated that one of the existing positive reviews of the book was helpful.2) Write your own positive review of the book. Either or both of those would be very helpful and I would be grateful. Whether you took advantage of the FREE Ebook offer for all freepers to read the book, whether you purchased one of the original five trade...
  • The Impending War

    05/06/2010 6:08:40 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 12 replies · 1,063+ views
    The Impending War by Ari Bussel I can feel the war with my fingertips. Quite how bad will it be I do not know; only time will tell. The approaching day of reckoning is upon us; the build-up is almost complete. Following, there will be peace that will last many generations. To achieve such peace however, a fatal blow must be dealt. The players will align themselves; preliminary moves have already begun. Iran, Russia and China may be one block, although this may change in time. Israel, the USA and Europe will inevitably be the other, although not as much...
  • British military insider: World War III is being staged; starting with Israel and Iran

    02/26/2010 11:53:20 PM PST · by myknowledge · 14 replies · 1,134+ views
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2010 | Carl Herman
    US “leadership” and their corporate media minions are pushing juvenile-level propaganda for war with Iran; lies that anyone can verify with a few moments’ attention. If you haven’t already confirmed the Orwellian-level disinformation, stop and read the above two links now. Many people hypothesize the confirmed lies for wars with Iraq and Afghanistan, and a final war with Iran, is to control oil. Connected is the theory that US political and economic “masters” are so confident in their propaganda, and so correct in their conclusion that the critical mass of humanity is too feeble to stop them, that they brazenly...
  • Marian Visionary Warns 2010 Start of Fatima Chastisement (Catholic Caucus ONLY)

    02/04/2010 6:51:28 AM PST · by NYer · 39 replies · 3,248+ views
    BIN ^ | February 3, 2010 | Rick Obrien
    A visionary from the Philippines, Duke Puntalangit,  warns that the Fatima chastisements will begin this year 2010.  According to the visionary, the Middle East crisis will eventually result into an all out war in that region, afterwhich,  a revolution originating from Russia, will engulf Europe.  This series of events will cause chaos and bloodshed in all major cities in Europe, the global economy will plunge deeper, consequently giving the window of opportunity for Russia and China to execute militarily against Europe and the US.   Puntalangit warns that mankind has entered a point of no return and that the chastisements...