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Ex-Ambassador: CIA Wrong On Not Wanting To Arm Syrian Rebels

Oct 22 2014 1:38pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- After months of criticism from former advisers and members of the media for not acting sooner to prevent the Islamic State's rise in Syria by arming non-extremist Syrian rebels, the White House seemed at least partially vindicated by a New York Times report last week describing how President Barack Obama and his advisers were reluctant to arm the rebels through a covert CIA program because the agency ...
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Congress sells out to the Saudi royals –– again

Oct 20 2014 6:16pm CDT | Source: WND

The $500 million Congress “authorized” for Syrian “rebels” was donated by Saudi Arabia. Believe it or not, the money authorized for Obama’s Sunni fighters in Syria was NOT our tax money. Hold on to your seats – it’s hard to believe our Congress would do this, but they did. Here is the deal Barack Obama cut with the Saudis. The Saudi king wanted Obama to attack ISIS, which had become a threat to the king’s ...
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Three Turkish soldiers killed in raid by Kurdish rebels
Ankara, Oct 25 (IANS) Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a raid staged by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey Saturday, the Turkish armed forces said in a statement. | by IANS
 
'Iran's n-rights part of possible comprehensive deal'
Tehran, Oct 25 (IANS) Iran will not give up an iota of its nuclear rights in the run-up to a possible comprehensive deal with other powers, senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said Saturday, media reported. | by IANS
 
India-born Sundar Pichai is Google's new product chief
Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) In a major restructuring of Google management, India-born Sundar Pichai, who is already in-charge of Android, Chrome and Google Apps, has been made the chief of core Google products, according to a technology magazine. | by IANS
 
 

O's foreign policy: Cosmic stupidity

Oct 14 2014 6:09pm CDT | Source: WND

In 1944, as the Soviets surged westward chasing the remnants of Germany’s beaten army out of Russia and into Poland, the long-dreamed-of anti-Nazi teamwork shifted into high gear. The Polish Home Army rose up to paralyze the Nazi defenses and make the job of Poland’s Russian “allies” even easier. Abruptly the teamwork ended. The Red Army, which was expected to storm across the Vistula River and annihilate the Germans, instead found parking space on the east ...
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Obama, Allies Plot Anti-ISIS Strategy

Oct 14 2014 2:26pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and military chiefs from more than 20 nations gathered Tuesday in a show of strength against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria. But the alliance faced a fresh test as Turkey launched airstrikes against Kurdish rebels inside its borders, defying pleas from the U.S. to instead focus on the IS. The attacks marked Turkey's first major airstrikes against Kurdish rebels on its o ...
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Everything You Need To Know About The Islamic State

Oct 14 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In June 2014, militants of the Islamic State captured Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, in a lightning offensive. Since then, the extremist group, which is also known as ISIS or ISIL, has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria. The militants have killed soldiers and civilians in both countries, enslaved women and children, beheaded several western hostages and forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes. Here's what you ...
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Report: Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Rebel Targets

Oct 14 2014 7:21am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey, media reports said Tuesday, the first major airstrikes against the rebel group since peace talks began two years ago to end a 30-year insurgency. Turkish media had varying accounts, but the private Dogan news agency said Turkish F-16 jets hit Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, targets in Hakkari province, near ...
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The Nuclear Option -- Revealed: The Post-Obama Nobel Prizes

Oct 13 2014 7:55am CDT | Source: Big Government

Now, in this hopeful Spring of post-partisan, post-racial and post-violent times, the world must come together to celebrate all this truth, justice, freedom and progress with a whole new slate of Nobel Prizes. But these won’t be just any Nobel Prizes. They will be the Post-Obama Nobel Prizes named, of course, in honor of 2008 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and America’s greatest president, Barack H. Obama! To be sure, no easy tas ...
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Remember The Fresh Promise Of Barack Obama? What Happened To That Guy?

Oct 13 2014 6:36am CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- While traveling recently, I’ve been asked the same question in Beijing, Auckland and Rome: “What happened to Barack Obama?” This really is several questions: What happened to that fresh, idealistic guy? What happened to his power and popularity in the United States? Why doesn’t he dominate the political stage the way he once did? Why isn’t he as effective as we thought he would be? Some answ ...
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