The absence of Jerusalem’s status as the capital of Israel in the Democratic Party platform was no oversight, and not the result of a “bureaucratic snafu,” said Israel’s Knesset Speaker. Read Speaker Rivlin’s perspective of the Democratic Party screw up here.
Vice President Biden plays the lead role on Obama’s Iraq policy. As the Iranian overflights through Iraqi airspace demonstrate, he is utterly failing.
Obama is preparing to forgive a $1 billion debt owed by the Muslim Brotherhood-controlled Egypt and is simultaneously pushing to authorize an almost $5 billion loan from the IMF.
China’s military, in the middle of a major nuclear weapons buildup, carried out a fourth flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile last week. The missile, a new road-mobile ICBM, is designed to be stored in 3000 miles of tunnels specially built to hide nuclear weapons.
Frays in the US-Israeli relationship are starting to show with reports of scaling-down joint US-Israel military exercises and public comments by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff that he didn’t want to be “complicit” in an Israeli attack on Iran.
According to a homosexual author, “gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was – including the gay-gassing, homocidal Third Reich. With the exception of Jean-Marie Le Pen, all the most high-profile fascists in Europe in the past 30 years have been gay.” When a straight author says the same thing, he’s a “Holocaust revisionist.”
Egypt’s president traveled to Iran this week for a summit of the Nonaligned Movement, a 120-nation block that is transferring its leadership to Tehran. The UN Secretary General was there, too.
The severe drought across the US and the wheat crop failures in Ukraine and Russia are driving up food costs dramatically. Ethanol production, consuming 40% of US corn crop, is also to blame.
The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – the “supreme leader” of Iran – praised America’s “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Thursday, calling it a reflection of people around the world who are “losing their patience” with the dominance of the United States and Israel.
Premier Wen Jiabao told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Europe must “strike a balance” between fiscal tightening and measures to promote growth. “Europe’s debt crisis has continued to worsen, giving rise to serious concerns in the international community. Frankly, I am also worried,” he said.
A strategic alliance is being formed between Iran and Venezuela. Read this excellent article by Rep. Allen West about Iran’s growing threat south of the border.
Islamic fundamentalist beheaded 17 at a wedding party where there was dancing in a Taliban-controlled area of Afghanistan.
Egypt has again allowed an Iranian Navy ship to pass the Suez Canal toward Syria. This follows Egypt’s objection just last year to US Navy ships being too close to the Suez.
Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) has ordered three systems worth about $1 million that will automatically spread information on the Internet.
The US Army said recently that only 25% of the lethal “green on blue” Afghan military insider attacks against U.S. were attributable to the Taliban. Mere “personal grievances,” we are told, account for the other 75% of attacks committed by our Afghan allies.
‘If you’re not going to act against the reactor, then we are,’ the Israeli prime minister told Bush, says advisor Elliot Abrams. Dozens of Syrians and North Koreans were reportedly killed in the strike.
It might be time to sweep the cobwebs out of that old nuclear bunker at the bottom of the garden after reports in state-run Chinese media confirmed that the People’s Liberation Army is actively developing an intercontinental missile capable of penetrating US defences.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik may have failed to ignite a race war with Muslims, but he succeeded in stoking anxieties about the stability of Europe’s increasingly diverse societies.
German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed Sunday that German authorities cooperated with Black September, a Palestinian terror group, after it had carried out an attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
The leaked war plan alleges that an Israeli strike would begin with an unprecedented cyberattack designed to paralyze the Iranian regime and blind it to what was happening on its territory. The Internet, telephones, radio and television transmissions, the electrical grid would all be taken out.
The nine jurors in the case, who faced the daunting task of answering more than 700 questions on sometimes highly technical matters, returned a verdict after just three days of deliberations at a federal courthouse in San Jose, Calif. They found that Samsung infringed on a series of Apple’s patents on mobile devices, awarding Apple more than $1 billion in damages.
North Korea repeatedly has jammed GPS signals in South Korea, which has “very serious implications” because U.S. and South Korean military system rely on the navigation system, said Bruce Bennett, a North Korea scholar for the California think tank Rand Corp.
Obama warned this week that any effort by Assad to move or use his arsenal of chemical munitions in the country’s conflict would cross a “red line,” implying it could prompt swift U.S. intervention.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “is determined to attack Iran before the US elections.” Find out why Netanyahu believes that the attack must come before the vote in November.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un told his troops to be ready to lead a “sacred war” during upcoming training exercises between South Korea and the United States, state media reported Saturday.