Gowdy: Thank you Mr. Chairman. I am trying to reconcile how Benghazi was not safe enough for the FBI to go, but it was safe enough to leave a below-spec facility for our diplomats to stay in. I am just trying to reconcile those two points. That if it’s too dangerous for the Bureau, who are trained law enforcement officials, but its just fine for diplomats.
Gowdy: I’d like to weave [...]
Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the Armenian genocide that took place under Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, during and after WWI. Out of an approximate population of two million, some 1.5 million Armenians died. If early 20th century Turkey had the apparatuses and technology to execute in mass—such as 1940s Germany’s gas chambers—the entire Armenian population may well have been decimated.
Most objective American historians who have studied the question unequivocally [...]
The United States and China agree that the Korean peninsula must be denuclearised, top diplomats from both countries said on Saturday. … more at link
Officials say leader died ‘in great suffering’ and said ‘I do not want to die’
Hugo Chavez will lie in state for two days until state funeral on Friday
Weeping vice president Nicolas Maduro announced death on television
New leader claimed Chavez had been ‘infected by imperialist enemies’
Two U.S. diplomats expelled from Caracas ‘for plotting against government’
Army and police deployed on streets amid fears of spiralling violence
Analysts say Leftist leader had ‘amassed private [...]
How quickly best laid plans become passé. New world orders come, it seems, as frequently as eclipses.
The old world order (ancien régime), along with 16 million people, died during the Great European War which began on June 28, 1914 when the Austrian heir to the throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated by a Serb nationalist, Gavrilo Princip, in Sarajevo. (Today he would be called a terrorist.) This assassination sent nations [...]
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, testifying Wednesday in a Senate hearing that was politically charged and at times emotional, defended the Obama administration’s response to last year’s deadly assault on a diplomatic post in Libya and challenged Republican lawmakers to focus on meaningful ways to make diplomats safe instead of engaging in partisan attacks.
Four months after the assault, Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee made clear that they [...]
While Obama has not been willing to respect the Constitution of the United States and its Bill of Rights, he was willing to arm a terrorist group whose motto is, “The Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader, Jihad is our path and death in the name of Allah is our goal.”
“While the White House was busy drafting proposals to ban assault rifles, the last of the regulations [...]
British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.
Mr Hague told the BBC there was “enough evidence to know that they need a warning”.
The foreign secretary did not give details, as he said the evidence had come from “intelligence sources”.
BREAKING | US INTELLIGENCE ON ASSAD WILLING TO USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CAME FROM JIHAD MAKDISSI, WHO IS NOW [...]
Britain has rebuffed US pleas to use military bases in the UK to support the build-up of forces in the Gulf, citing secret legal advice which states that any pre-emptive strike on Iran could be in breach of international law.
The Guardian has been told that US diplomats have also lobbied for the use of British bases in Cyprus, and for permission to fly from US bases on Ascension Island in the Atlantic and Diego [...]
Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
The emails, obtained by Reuters from government sources not connected with U.S. spy agencies or the State Department and who requested anonymity, specifically mention that the Libyan group called Ansar al-Sharia had [...]
Britain has begun tentative talks with China and Russia about setting up a hotline to help prevent cyber-emergencies from spiralling out of control.
The discussions are at an early stage but they reflect anxiety from all sides that a calamity in cyberspace, whether deliberate or accidental, could have devastating consequences unless there is a quick and reliable way for senior officials to reach each other.
The US has been talking to the Chinese about a similar [...]
White House press secretary Jay Carney declined to comment on an assertion by the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that requests from diplomats in Libya for added security prior to the September 11, 2012 attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, were denied.
“I’m not going to get into a situation under review by the State Department and the FBI,” Carney said.
Earlier today, chairman of the [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a House committee say U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi but the pleas were denied in Washington….
President Obama, who has failed to make room in his schedule to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu or any other world leader during this week’s opening of the UN General Assembly, will be campaigning today in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
The trip will take four hours out of his day, but Obama only has one campaign event scheduled. The president will leave the White House at around 10:00 am ET and [...]
On Wednesday at the United Nations, Canada’s diplomats walked out of a speech delivered by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Tehran also said that Iranians in Canada have also been murdered but not investigated in any significant way by Canadian police.
Bwahahahaa…who is this joker? What a hoser eh?
Britain, France and Germany have officially called for new European Union sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, diplomats said.
The foreign ministers of the three countries wrote to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton last week calling for tougher measures as the showdown with Tehran becomes more tense, a European diplomat told AFP Sunday on condition of anonymity.
The EU is working on more sanctions as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seeks to [...]
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – President Barack Obama on Thursday faced some of the toughest questioning of his reelection campaign to date, pressed repeatedly on his failure to achieve comprehensive immigration reform and other unmet promises from his 2008 run.
The Univision presidential forum at the University of Miami here kicked off with grilling on another topic which brought mounting criticism from Republicans Thursday: The government’s decision to label as a terrorist attack the violence at the consulate [...]
BEIJING (AP) — A car carrying the U.S. ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators who were expressing outrage over a territorial dispute and marking the 81st anniversary of Japan’s invasion ofChina.
The State Department said in a statement Wednesday thatAmbassador Gary Locke was unhurt in Tuesday’s incident, and that diplomats have expressed concerns to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The statement said around 50 protesters surrounded [...]
September 15, 2012
The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam.
“Whoever comes across America’s ambassadors or emissaries should follow the example of Omar al-Mukhtar’s descendants (Libyans), who killed the American ambassador,” the group said, referring to Tuesday’s attack on [...]
DUBAI (Reuters) – The Yemen-based branch of al Qaeda urged Muslims to step up protests and kill more U.S. diplomats in Muslim countries after a U.S.-made film mocking the Prophet Mohammad which it said was another chapter in the “crusader wars” against Islam….
It was bad enough, two years ago, that Defense Secretary Robert Gates called fringe Florida pastor Terry Jones to ask him not to burn copies of the Koran, or last week, that chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey took his turn to call Jones to ask him to stop publicizing a YouTube video, The Innocence of Muslims. But then on Friday, White House spokesman Jay Carney told the [...]
President Barack Obama compared his campaign volunteers to the American officials killed in Libya, saying that ‘like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing’.
Obama’s remarks came during a meeting with volunteer leaders in Las Vegas. ‘And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department that they were making a difference,’ he [...]
After President Obama delivered remarks on Libya this morning from the White House–and before his planned trip to Las Vegas–he visited the State Department to deliver more personal and more private remarks. He wanted to offer encouragement after four State Department workers were murdered yesterday in Libya.
A State Department official described the event to the White House pooler.
“Obama spoke for about 15 minutes to a large crowd gathered in the courtyard in [...]
This is the problem with the US government. I’m watching Hideous Clinton, and
she said “the United States must be a force for peace”
Clinton said that the four people who died represent the diplomats all over the world who risk their lives because “they believe the United States must be a force for peace and progress in the world.”
White House rejects Netanyahu bid to meet with Obama during Israeli leader’s planned U.S. visit this month – Israeli official
White House declines Netanyahu request to meet with Obama
The White House’s response marks a new low in relations between Netanyahu and Obama, underscored by the fact that this is the first time Netanyahu will visit the U.S. as prime minister without meeting Obama.
Israeli official: White House declines Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s [...]
NEW INTELLIGENCE ON IRAN NUKE WORK
VIENNA (AP) — Diplomats say the U.N. atomic agency has new intelligence that Iran has advanced its work on calculating the destructive power of a nuclear warhead, a STEP toward building such a weapon.
The diplomats say the information – from the U.S., Israel and at least one other country – alleges the research was done within the past three years.
AP EXCLUSIVE: NEW INTELLIGENCE ON IRAN [...]
Senior officials in the Obama Administration sent a message to Tehran in the past few days, according to which the U.S. does not intend to join Israel’s side if it decides to attack the Iranian nuclear installations on its own
US to Iran: In case of Israeli strike, don’t fire on our bases
The United States has no intention of joining in a preemptive Israeli strike on Iran and expects the Islamic [...]
Upcoming IAEA report to detail increased Fordow capacity, AFP reports; West urges Arabs not to target Israel’s nukes.
A new report to be circulated to IAEA member states later this week is expected to say that Iran installed 350 new centrifuges in its underground Fordow facility since May, AFP quoted Vienna-based diplomats as saying on Wednesday.
Iran is enriching uranium to a fissile concentration of 20 percent — easily upgraded to the 90 percent [...]
Russian Expert Predicts Obama Will Declare Martial Law in America by End of 2012
August 27, 2012
Igor Panarin, dean the Russian Foreign Ministry School for future diplomats, believes that President Obama will announce martial law by the end of 2012.
He explains: “There’s a 55-45% chance right now that disintegration will occur.”
In 2009, Panarin lectured at the Diplomatic Academy where he said that he believes that the US will begin [...]
…the US has produced approximately 600 micro nukes, some of them smaller than a soccer ball, with the capability as low as a single ton of TNT dialable up to 40 tons of TNT. There is evidence that those weapons have been used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Studies have found uranium 235 to be in the bodies of the population there.”
The United States’ use of powerful genetic weapons such as [...]
Taking into account the possibility of an Israeli attack on Iran during the 2012 Summer Games, the Olympic committee in charge of the London event has formed a special team to prepare for the contingency.
According to the Hebrew daily Yedioth Ahronoth on Wednesday., the team — consisting of politicians, diplomats, security officials and organizing committee personnel — wrote in a report that such a strike was entirely possible.
Yedioth reported that the team [...]