Russia and Saudi Arabia warned us.
Aren’t you just shocked?
BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned USA IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011… Developing…
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BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011
Saudis developed intelligence separately from Russia, which also warned the [...]
N.KOREA IS IN PROCESS OF PREPARING MISSILE LAUNCH: YONHAP
North Korea Gearing Up For A ‘Large-Scale Military Exercise’
A South Korean government official says North Korea may be coordinating a large-scale military exercise near the port city of Nampho about 30 miles from Pyongyang.
The single unnamed government official, who spoke to South Korean news outlet Yonhap says, ”It appears that the scale of the drill will be quite big. There is no way [...]
Shanghai’s rivers are in hot water for the second time this year after hundreds of kilos of dead fish were found rotting in one of the mega-city’s waterways.
Just weeks after over 16,000 putrefying pigs were pulled from Shanghai’s Huangpu river, more than 250kg [550 lbs] of dead carp had to be retrieved from a river in the city’s Songjiang district.
Mystery still surrounds the cause of death, but numerous explanations have [...]
Israel Admits Birth Control Program for Ethiopians
Concedes Immigrants Were Given Contraceptive Shots
By Talila Nesher (Haaretz)
Published January 26, 2013
A government official has for the first time acknowledged the practice of injecting women of Ethiopian origin with the long-acting contraceptive Depo-Provera.
Earlier article (when they were lying their butts off)
Were Ethiopian Women Forced Into Contraception?
Immigrants Felt Pressure To Accept Three-Month Shot
Published December 11, 2012
Israeli and Jewish aid officials are denying [...]
France begins Mali military intervention
President Hollande confirms French forces are supporting Bamako’s counter-offensive against al-Qaeda-linked fighters.
President Francois Hollande has said France is intervening to stop al-Qaeda-linked fighters in Mali who have been moving toward the capital, Bamako.
The announcement by the leader of France, the former colonial overseer in West Africa, came on Friday after Mali’s interim president Dioncounda Traore appealed for French help in stopping the rebels’ advance.
“I have agreed to Mali’s [...]
Hina Shamsi and Vincent Warren
December 29, 2012
The Obama administration, having killed a 16-year-old American boy, refuses to explain why in court.
The boy, Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi, was born in Denver and lived there until he was 7, when his family moved to Yemen. Like many American kids, he had a Facebook page and a love of the “Simpsons.” No one ever accused him of any wrongdoing. Yet on Oct. 14, 2011, a [...]
Cyprus could default on loan payments due this month unless it can reach an agreement on a bailout with international lenders within days, a government official said on Monday.
A teacher in France has been suspended after allegedly asking pupils to write an essay from the viewpoint of a suicidal teenager, officials say.
The pupils, aged between 13 and 14, were told to imagine reasons for wanting to end their lives and describe their self-disgust.
Angry parents contacted the national education department and sent a copy of the assignment brief to a local paper.
“The wording is beyond shocking,” an investigating government [...]
Tracking Pakistan’s nukes to Saudi Arabia?
Report says weapons may have been transferred as early as 2004.
BEIRUT – Pakistan may have transferred nuclear weapons to the chief bankroller of its development program, Saudi Arabia, as far back as 2004, according to a then-U.S. government official who received the revelation in a Pakistani intelligence briefing at the time, says a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Saudi Arabia mulls buying nuclear weapons [...]
Israel may launch a ground invasion into Gaza, Benjamin Netanyahu has indicated, after a weekend of escalating cross border violence.
By lunchtime on Sunday, more than 70 rockets and mortars had landed in Israel from Gaza within 24 hours, leaving six Palestinians killed and eight Israelis injured.
At a cabinet meeting on Sunday morning, Mr Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said: “The world needs to understand that Israel will not sit idly [...]
Pakistan to declare Friday a national holiday in honor of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in response to anti-Islam film
The cabinet decided to make Friday an official “day of expression of love for the prophet” after discussing the “Innocence of Muslims” movie, which has triggered more than a week of violent protests across the Islamic world, a senior government official told AFP….
The Pentagon has renewed its shipment of weapons to the Yemeni military, having finally ended the nearly one year halt put on such shipments because of public protests and the military’s crackdown on popular dissent.
Those familiar with the Yemeni military’s checkered human rights history will be concerned to know that the new US aid, totaling $112 million, includes sniper rifles, machine guns, and over 1 million rounds of ammunition.
Yemen is in trouble…
ADEN, Yemen, Aug. [...]
Israelis will tell Panetta that U.S. can’t prevent an attack on Iran: report
A senior government official was quoted by Haaretz as saying that even if Israel attacks Iran over Washington’s objections, he doesn’t think the United States will turn its back on Israel. Israel must retain sole responsibility for its security, he told the newspaper.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is warning that Iran must either negotiate acceptable limits on its [...]
Iranian officials have offered accident insurance coverage worth a maximum of $1 billion for Iranian tankers shipping Iranian crude oil to South Korea, a Hyundai Oilbank official, who declined to be named, said Wednesday.
Hyundai Oilbank and SK Innovation (096770.SE), which fully owns the nation’s other refiner, SK Energy, are considering Iran’s offer, officials from both companies said.
Both companies imported crude oil from Iran until European Union sanctions that took effect [...]
Shares in Hong Kong-listed Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (0016.HK) fell slightly Monday after the city’s anticorruption agency charged its co-chairmen with bribing the city’s former No. 2 government official, as the market had largely priced in the news.
At 0212 GMT, shares in the company were down 1% at 94.55 Hong Kong dollars (US$12.2). The benchmark Hang Seng Index was flat.
Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2012/07/15/sun-hung-kai-shares-fall-after-chairmen-charged/#ixzz20kgwcBar
ATHENS–Greece has enough cash reserves to meet the government’s operating needs until at least early August and possibly longer, two government officials said Tuesday, despite earlier warnings Athens could run out of money as early as this month that had once again stoked fears of a payments crisis which could risk endangering Greece’s standing in the euro zone.
According to people familiar with the matter, further spending restraint, a small EUR1 [...]
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Finnish Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen set the scene for the long European summer break when shedeclared that Finland was a dedicated member of the Eurozone, eager to solve the crisis, but “not at any price”; it wouldn’t agree to take on “collective responsibility for debts and risks of other countries” via a banking union. And if push came to shove: “We are prepared for all scenarios, including abandoning the Euro.”
June 29, 2012
When you’re a professional gardener, you don’t just throw expensive plants into the ground, you prepare the soil.
If I’ve been observing soil-preparation in the field of social and political engineering, that doesn’t make me a conspiracy advocate; it merely means I’ve been watching professionals at work.
For a long time.
These pros have been stimulating and creating trends that dovetail with Obamacare and will carry this law into the [...]
Some people know Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena as one of the biggest banks in Italy (lately best known for being either halted down, about 90% of the time, or up, the remainder) with 3,000 branches, 33,000 employees and 4.5 million employees. Others know it for being the world’s oldest surviving bank, founded in 1472 by the magistrate of the then city-state of Siena. Most will henceforth know it as [...]
Figures from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) regarding the impact the 4-year plastic bag ban came out earlier this week, and frankly they’re incredible.
China Daily cites a government official who says the ban has saved 4.8 million tonnes of oil (the equivalent of 6.8 million tonnes of standard coal), not to mention 800,000 tonnes of plastic.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/china-plastic-bag-ban-2012-6#ixzz1yTWmBJ5z
Bank of America, which last fall announced plans to lay off 30,000 workers, is about to go on a hiring spree—overseas.
America’s second-largest bank is relocating its business-support operations to the Philippines, according to a high-ranking Filipino government official recently quoted in the Filipino press. The move, which includes a portion of the bank’s customer service unit, comes less than three years after Bank of America received a $45 billion federal bailout.
The government of China will soon resume paying subsidies to rural residents who trade in old vehicles for new, fuel efficient ones in an effort to rekindle demand amid a slowdown in the world’s largest auto market, a government official told Reuters on Monday.
Beijing has used such incentives before, as in 2009 when the government introduced a similar stimulus package with tax incentives for cars with engine sizes of 1.6 liters or [...]
A New Jersey mayor and his son were arrested Thursday by the FBI for allegedly hacking into an email account and website tied to a recall effort — and then intimidating those associated with the site.
Felix Roque, 55, the Democratic mayor of West New York, N.J., and his son Joseph, 22, allegedly accessed and cancelled the domain registration for Recallroque.com, a website that was critical of the mayor and associated with [...]
Reuters’ Jamie McGreever is reporting: “ECB stops monetary operations to some greek banks because recapitalisation not in place.”
Markets immediately sold off on the report.
More to come…
Earlier today, The ECB, which has been propping up the Greek banking system via it’s emergency liquidity assistance (ELA) provisioning, is today reportedly discussing freezing ELA facilities for the time being.
According to an unnamed senior Greek government official, the ECB is concerned over the time it’s taking to move forward with [...]
hite House: New approach may be needed in Syria (Reuters)
Russia says it is prepared to use “destructive force pre-emptively” if the US goes ahead with controversial plans for a missile defence system based in Central Europe.
After Pyongyang threatened to wage “special action” against Seoul, a number of North Korean submarines have disappeared, a South Korean government official told the JoongAng Ilbo.
Pyongyang should “refrain from engaging in any more hostile or provocative actions. They do nothing to advance the cause of peace on the Korean peninsula (or) in Northeast Asia,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
He said such hostile acts would “do nothing to help the North Korean people, many of whom are starving because of the predilection of the North Korean regime to spend money on weapons systems rather than [...]
by Also Sprach Analyst
While I usually refrain myself from making comments on the political aspects of China, I can’t help but to reflect on the recent dramatic purging of Bo Xilai. While I am not going to make any economic point regarding the short-term impact of the purging (because there is none, and there are probably better things to be worried about), I do want to talk a little bit about some [...]
MADRID—A senior Spanish government official Monday said Madrid could intervene in at least one of the country’s cash-strapped regions this year, as lack of access to markets and strict budget reduction criteria are hurting the regions’ capacity to fund themselves.
“The way things are going, the regions themselves will request the intervention,” the official said on condition of anonymity. “There are regions with no access to funding, no way to pay [...]