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Proof: Republicans Incapable Of Leading

Filed in International, National by on January 22, 2015 10 Comments
Proof:  Republicans Incapable Of Leading

Barely starting their majority rule in this new Congress, the Republicans, not satisfied with a visionless, utterly barren domestic policy are now usurping the Constitutional powers of the Executive branch in foreign affairs/policy.

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Charlie Hebdo massacre won’t scare cartoonists

Filed in International by on January 7, 2015 3 Comments

“Chip“Mohammed isn’t sacred to me. I don’t blame Muslims for not laughing at our drawings. I live under French law. I don’t live under Quranic law,”

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Let’s Celebrate Cuban Music !

Filed in International by on December 19, 2014 11 Comments
Let’s Celebrate Cuban Music !

President Obama has pulled another one out of his hat ! Thawing of our relations with the Cuban people. Great work, Mr. President.

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Finally.

Filed in International, National by on December 17, 2014 35 Comments
Finally.

It would appear that what began as an unexpected handshake between Cuban President Raul Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama back last year at Nelson Mandela’s funeral may have turned into actual negotiations that resulted today in the release of an American prisoner in Cuba, and the start of talks between the two countries about the resumption of diplomatic relations.

The U.S. is starting talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations and open an embassy, according to U.S. officials. The expanded relationship would also open imports of Cuban cigars somewhat, according to a CNN report. U.S. President Obama, Cuba’s Raul Castro plan to speak separately at noon ET about relations between the two countries. Obama plans to overhaul Cuba’s policy while Cuba plans to free 53 political prisoners and to allow U.S. debit and credit cards, Dow Jones reported. This follows Cuba’s release of American Alan Gross from a Cuban prison where he spent five years on espionage charges, NBC reported.

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Bulletin: U.S. Exempts Itself Against Torture Law

Filed in International by on December 13, 2014 5 Comments
Bulletin:  U.S. Exempts Itself Against Torture Law

With the release of the long awaited report on the use of torture during the Bush/Cheney reign of terror following 9-11, public statements by current elected federal officials and many serving with Bush/Cheney, the United States of America appears to have exempted itself from all domestic and international law prohibiting torture.

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With All Eyes On Ferguson, Oil Gushes In The Caliph

Filed in International by on December 1, 2014 3 Comments
With All Eyes On Ferguson, Oil Gushes In The Caliph

Reports from such sources as Pepe Escobar, Asian Times, tell us that the new Caliph is raking in $2million a day from their stolen refineries in Syria and Iraq. The bucks are being generated still on an oil black market run mostly from our ally Turkey.

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Opposing BFD China Climate Deal? Treason.

Filed in International by on November 12, 2014 48 Comments
Opposing BFD China Climate Deal?  Treason.

For years Republicans have held China’s resistance to a carbon reduction treaty as a reason to oppose President Obama’s efforts to address the climate crisis here. So, he cuts an amazing deal with China and what are Republicans doing? Opposing it. This is nothing short of treason.

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Middle East Bloodbath: DeJavu All Over Again

Filed in International by on October 9, 2014 12 Comments
Middle East Bloodbath: DeJavu All Over Again

Overrunning towns, pillaging, plundering, setting fire, torture, burning at the stake, rape, burning children alive, enslaving, beheadings, sacking places of worship, taking body parts for trophies, destroying libraries, cannibalism, crucifixions, opening bodies for swallowed treasure. A special place in paradise for warriors. Justice for infidels. Slaughter of their own. Robbing and keeping the riches.

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ISIL Recruiting Incentives For Poor Youth

Filed in International, National by on September 29, 2014 14 Comments
ISIL Recruiting Incentives For Poor Youth

IS (variously ISIS, ISIL) has recruiting centers set up, employing sophisticated social media to lure desperate young people from middle eastern countries with youth unemployment rates as high as 29%.

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Thank You, Mr. President For Not Leading And Not Having A Strategery

Filed in International by on September 4, 2014 78 Comments
Thank You, Mr. President For Not Leading And Not Having A Strategery

The right accuses President Obama of not “leading”, and horror upon horrors, not having a strategery, err, strategy. They are amplified by much of the mainstream media who, with the right, succumbed to the same sky is falling bait fed by the right in 2003.

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Wednesday Open Thread [9.3.14]

Filed in International, National by on September 3, 2014 15 Comments
Wednesday Open Thread [9.3.14]

What concerns me more is this:

“As Ukrainian leaders warned on Monday of ‘a great war’ with Russia, NATO leaders meeting in Wales this week were expected to endorse their most concrete response yet to increased Russian military intervention in Ukraine: establishing a rapid-reaction force capable of deploying quickly to Eastern Europe[.] The new force of some 4,000 troops, capable of moving on 48 hours’ notice, will be supported with logistics and equipment pre-positioned in Eastern European countries closer to Russia, with an upgraded schedule of military exercises and deployments that are intended to make NATO’s commitment of collective defense more credible and enhance its deterrence.”

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Moderate Allies In The Middle East? An Oxymoron.

Filed in International by on August 26, 2014 41 Comments
Moderate Allies In The Middle East?  An Oxymoron.

The fruitless search for moderate allies in the middle east is absurd. I’m an optimist, but this idea is ridiculous. Moderate nations to create both a political and military front to stop and roll back the ISIL caliphate? Syria? Iran? They were “enemies” before being considered as future allies.

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Countless Enemies At Home And Abroad: Dems, Awaken !

Filed in International, National by on August 20, 2014 20 Comments
Countless Enemies At Home And Abroad: Dems, Awaken !

Do you dread opening your daily newspaper and internet news source each morning like I do? Ferguson, Wilmington, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and countless other hotbeds of conflict, hate and destruction. And America is at the center of it all.

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