Gregory Hicks, the Benghazi whistleblower who said he was “demoted” after challenging the Obama administration’s response to the attack, is a registered Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to the Daily Caller.
Hicks voted for Clinton in the 2008 presidential primary, then for Obama in the 2008 general election and again in 2012 — just weeks after the assault — attorney Victoria Toensing told the Daily Caller.
PM set to sign China currency deal in boost to exporters
China To Japan: Hand Over The Senkakus Or Your Economy Gets It
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said Saturday that “Japan needs to face up to reality, and take real steps to correct its mistakes… so as to prevent a further escalation,” with regard the demand that Japan reverse its nationalization of the small islet chain of the Senkakus. In some of the strongest rhetoric yet, The Japan Times reports that [...]
Hong Kong action hero Jackie Chan has once again provoked criticism, this time from an American blogger, after suggesting on Chinese television that the US is the “most corrupt” country in the world.
“When you talk about corruption — the whole world, is there corruption in the United States? The most corrupt in the world!” the Rush Hour star, who has made headlines recently for his controversial views, told Phoenix TV [...]
Medvedev warns of a regional nuclear war!
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Turkey will not accept Iran possessing nuclear weapons
President Abdullah Gül has called for a comprehensive solution to an international dispute over Iran’s nuclear program and said Turkey does not want to see any neighboring country possess nuclear weapons.
“Turkey will not accept a neighboring country possessing weapons not possessed by Turkey herself,” Gül said in an interview published in [...]
The State Department slammed former United Nations envoy John Bolton over his suggestion that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton falsely claimed a concussion to avoid a potentially embarrassing appearance before Congress to explain the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
In an appearance on Fox News, Bolton said that Clinton’s claim that she had fainted because of theflu, hitting her head and suffering a concussion, was what foreign service officers call a “diplomatic illness,” intended to free [...]
The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of increasing the number of reservists called to participate in Operation Pillar of Defense to 70,000.
“Following my conversation with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this morning, I can say that continuing to call up reservists is relevant and the IDF is prepared for all scenarios,” Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee chairman Ronnie Bar-On (Kadima) said ahead of the [...]
Bar-On: Israel does not want to harm innocent residents of Gaza.
The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee unanimously authorized on Thursday Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s request to enlist reservists and declare a “special status” for towns within 40 km from Gaza.
The IDF will issue “order nine,” which is an irregular order in cases of emergency for reservists to immediately report to duty. The committee did not release the number of [...]
Remember the name of that bill because It will change the world.
“Mr. CLARKE of Michigan introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Armed Services, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
July 24, 2012
Israel could face a large-scale conflict in the aftermath of an attack against Syria’s chemical weapons, Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz said Tuesday, while stressing that the weapons were still under President Bashar Assad’s control.
Speaking to the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Gantz said that the dilemma for Israel was identifying the correct moment to take action, if needed, to destroy the chemical weapons and [...]
July 7, 2012
WikiLeaks has releaseddamning emails embarrassing Syria and exposing “Syria’s opponents”, says Julian Assange. There were more than 2.4 million emails that show correspondence between “Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies” between August 2006 and March 2012.
The Associated Press reports, “WikiLeaks’ Sarah Harrison told journalists at London’s Frontline Club that the emails reveal interactions between the Syrian government and Western companies, although she declined to go into much further detail. [...]
Spain’s ruling party has begun to crack under pressure, signalling for the first time that the country may need a European rescue to shore up its banking system.
“A bail-out would not be the apocalypse,” said José María Beneyto, foreign affairs spokesman in Spain’s parliament. “You have to live with it. We have got to escape this or we’ll go mad worrying about bonds spreads.”
Mr Benyeto accepted that it would mean [...]
Syrian Chargé d’Affaires, Mr Jawdat Ali was this afternoon notified of the Minister’s decision to expel him from Australia in response to the massacre of more than 100 civilians in the village of Haoula.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr said Mr Ali was advised at 4.30pm today that he and one other diplomat from the Syrian Embassy were required to depart the country within 72 hours.
“The Syrian Government can [...]
er appearance that landed in the spotlight once again Monday when a picture of her sporting glasses sans make-up made the rounds on the internet.
“I feel so relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now,” the secretary of state told CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty in an interview. “Because you know if I want to wear my glasses I’m wearing my glasses. If I [...]
The IDF has issued emergency call up orders to six reserve battalions in light of new dangers on the Egyptian and Syrian borders. And the Knesset has given the IDF permission to summon a further 16 reserve battalions if necessary, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
An IDF spokesperson said intelligence assessments called for the deployment of more soldiers.
According to 2008?s Reserve Duty Law, combat soldiers can be called for active reserve [...]
From the signing statement, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/12/31/statement-presiden…
Other provisions in this bill above could interfere with my constitutional foreign affairs powers. Section 1244 requires the President to submit a report to the Congress 60 days prior to sharing any U.S. classified ballistic missile defense information with Russia….
Also, if you would fucking read the signing statement, you’d know Obama didn’t have objections to the NDAA because it might be unconstitutional. He had objections because of [...]
By foreign affairs editor Peter Cave
Posted January 24, 2012 19:31:57
Israel has hit Gaza with a series of airstrikes in response to a series of rocket attacks in recent days.
An Israeli military spokesman said the targets were an arms factory in the centre of the Gaza Strip as well as three tunnels used for smuggling contraband from Egypt.
There was no immediate report of injuries.
Since the start of the year at least seven rockets [...]
Ekathimerini, providing a…
LINK: The euro and the future of Europe
“We have to recognize that we need nothing less than a paradigm change for our countries and our societies. The debt economy itself has reached its limits.Fiscal responsibility and sustainability are not arcane concepts for experts. Nor are they awkward hobbies of Germans still traumatized by memories of hyperinflation three generations ago. They are the imperative of our time.
The policies of debt, [...]
During his recent lengthy discussion on the broad topic of global central bankers, optical backstops, and our coordinated cognitive dissonance, Kyle Bass, of Hayman Advisors, suggested everyone read“The Black Swan Of Cairo” penned by no less a tail-risk philosopher than Nassim Taleb (and Mark Blyth). The Foreign Affairs article from June 2011 brings into clear prose the fascinatingdichotomy between the centrally planned smoothing efforts of world bankers and politicians and the inevitable (and [...]
A key American lawmaker from Texas has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to freeze all U.S. aid to “disloyal” Pakistan.
The House Resolution (No HR 3013) if passed will freeze all U.S. aid to Pakistan with the exception of funds that are designated to help secure nuclear weapons.
“Since the discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan has proven to be disloyal, deceptive and [...]
(CNN) — Only a third of all Americans approve of how President Barack Obama is handling the economy, according to a new national survey.And with a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicating that more than three-quarters of the public say the country is in bad shape right now, there’s little wonder why the president is getting such low marks.According to the poll, released Wednesday morning, 28% of people [...]
LAS VEGAS – Real estate developer Donald Trump unleashed a tirade of profanity in a speech at a boisterous Las Vegas casino as he assured a crowd of adoring supporters Thursday night that he is seriously weighing a presidential run and will make a decision soon.
During a 30-minute stump speech focused mostly on foreign affairs, Trump sprinkled in a number of insults directed toward the [...]
DUBLIN–Ireland will launch a “coordinated diplomatic drive” with the European Union for a better deal on its international bailout package, Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore said Sunday, but without specifying what savings he hoped to secure.
Gilmore told Irish broadcaster RTE Radio that Ireland will step up its negotiations by meeting EU foreign affairs ministers and ambassadors to explain its banking policy and [...]