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  • China-Backed Confucius Institute Rebrands to Avoid Scrutiny: CCP propaganda programs change name but not the content of their influence operations

    03/17/2021 8:44:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 03/17/2021 | Yuichiro Kakutani
    The China-backed Confucius Institute is rebranding to avoid public scrutiny into its work disseminating propaganda to thousands of American students. United States government oversight and faculty pushback have curtailed the influence of the Confucius Institute, which has dwindled from 103 college branches in 2017 to just 51 today. But the propaganda program is not going away without a fight. Experts say that after host institutions shutter Confucius Institutes, some of the programs continue to operate by adopting new names. The rebranding has allowed the Beijing-backed influence program to continue to shape the education of students from kindergartners to college students....
  • Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud

    03/19/2010 5:09:25 PM PDT · by Cindy · 27 replies · 662+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Hassan Nemazee Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to $292 Million Bank Fraud PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that HASSAN NEMAZEE pleaded guilty today to charges of defrauding Bank of America, N.A. ("BofA"), Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"), HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC"), and a longtime friend and business associate of a total of more than $290 million in loan proceeds. NEMAZEE entered his guilty plea before United States District Judge SIDNEY H. STEIN in Manhattan federal court. According to the superseding Information, filed today, to...
  • Trump supporters in Texas Protest Against 'Civilizational Jihad'

    02/27/2017 6:19:27 AM PST · by magna carta · 13 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | Feb. 25,2017 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas– Trump supporters who are concerned about the “civilizational jihad” waged by open borders globalists, protested in Houston at an event put on by one of the non-profits they say receive millions on resettling refugees in American communities. The protestors gathered outside the pro-refugee event to support President Trump’s order on travel immigration. Organizers said a restriction on refugee resettlement is necessary to protect communities from terrorism and “civilizational jihad.” Breitbart Texas was at the protest at the Asia Society of Texas in the posh Museum District in Houston.
  • Rally in HOUSTON Today Against Refugee Hordes (VANITY)

    02/22/2017 9:26:39 AM PST · by magna carta · 31 replies
    Feb. 22.2017 | magna carta
    Protesters Against Civilizational Jihad in Texas/America at: Asia Society of Texas February 22, 2017 (Weds.), 6 – 8 p.m. 1300 Southmore Blvd. (Museum District) Houston, TX 77004 CONTACT: magnacarta@stopthemagnet.com Stop the Magnet (STM) is gathering citizens who will demonstrate against the civilizational jihad being waged in this country by open borders globalists and those who profit from their policies. The event given by the Asia Society and Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston on Feb. 22nd is being used to push a false agenda of Muslim-American discrimination and compare it to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. Interfaith Ministries is a...
  • The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

    03/03/2013 8:56:53 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 18 replies
    Forign Policy ^ | March 3, 2013 | VALI NASR
    "My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience." It was close to midnight on Jan. 20, 2009, and I was about to go to sleep when my iPhone beeped. There was a new text message. It was from Richard Holbrooke. It said, "Are you up, can you talk?" When I called, he told me that Barack Obama had asked him to serve as envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He would work out of the State Department, and he wanted me to join his team. "No one knows this yet. Don't tell anyone. Well, maybe...
  • Rockefeller: U.S. needs to be out of three conflicts

    04/21/2011 7:32:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies
    sundaygazettemail.com ^ | April 19, 2011 | Paul J. Nyden
    Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., believes the United States should get out of the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya as soon as possible. ...Rockefeller also criticized the way military appropriations are often approved as part of "supplementary" budget legislation, hiding them from the public. "The military budget needs to come under new scrutiny. When I voted for the Iraq War, it was one of the worst votes in my life," Rockefeller said. "Today, I have grave misgivings about being in Iraq for another week. We should be out of Iraq this year altogether," he said. "We are not going to...
  • Photos 'show Himalayan glaciers receding'

    07/16/2010 2:11:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies · 1+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/16/10 | Sebastian Smith
    NEW YORK (AFP) – When British climbing legend George Mallory took his iconic 1921 photo of Mount Everest's north face, the mighty, river-shaped glacier snaking under his feet seemed eternal. Decades of pollution and global warming later, modern mountaineer David Breashears has reshot the picture at the same spot -- and proved an alarming reality. Instead of the powerful, white, S-shaped sweep of ice witnessed by Mallory before he died on his conquest of Everest, the Main Rongbuk Glacier today is shrunken and withered. The frozen waves of ice pinnacles -- many .. the size of office buildings -- are...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Ambassador Richard Holbrooke Collapses, Hospitalized

    12/10/2010 2:44:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | December 10, 2010 | KIRIT RADIA
    Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke collapsed today during a meeting in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's office, officials said. According to Democratic sources, Ambassador Holbrooke, Secretary Clinton's top aide for the region, gasped and was clearly undergoing a medical situation when he collapsed. He is said to have walked out of her office on his own power and was tended to by medical personnel at the State Department before being transported to George Washington University Hospital where to be treated for a blood clot. State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley refused to confirm Ambassador Holbrooke's condition, but confirmed...
  • Sen. Kerry: 'Very active' efforts under way to reach settlement with Taliban

    08/20/2010 7:53:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2010 | Jordan Fabian
    Sen. John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Friday that there is a "very active" effort under way to reach a negotiated political settlement with the Taliban in Afghanistan. Kerry (D-Mass.) acknowledged that "efforts" have begun after visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan this week, meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other officials. "I can report without being specific that there are efforts under way. They are serious and I completely agree with that fundamental premise — and so does General [David] Petraeus and so does President Obama — there is no military solution," he told NPR....
  • The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American Lobby

    01/24/2007 2:21:05 PM PST · by Fedora · 16 replies · 2,457+ views
    Original FReeper research | 01/24/2007 | Fedora
    The Rockefellers and Iran: Jay Rockefeller’s Reversal and the Iranian-American LobbyBy Fedora In 1979, Rockefeller representatives launched an unsuccessful operation to lobby the Carter administration in support of the Shah of Iran, who was seeking safe haven in the wake of a coup by Islamic revolutionaries. Codenamed Project Alpha, the operation was spearheaded by Chase Manhattan Bank Chairman David Rockefeller and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with support from oil lobby lawyer John McCloy. Although Project Alpha won the support of National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, it met opposition from Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and failed to win...