Tehran tells president to ‘take care of your business’ after Israeli air strike, Israeli TV says; analyst worries about new rash of Syrian TV interviews demanding attacks on the Golan.
If it does not act in response to Israeli aggression, it will be quite embarrassing for the regime to justify the use of fighter jets and helicopter gunships in its internal conflict (for purposes of regime preservation), but not for [...]
Our forefathers gave us the constitutional right to bear arms in order to allow the citizenry to protect itself from a corrupt, oppressive, tyrannical government.
But that was back in the day when there was a level playing field as far as arms went. You basically had swords, guns, and cannons…
The government had no better weapons technology available to it than the citizens..
That ceased to be the case when the south [...]
Is Russia Finally Inching Away From Syria’s Assad?
Why the Syrian leader’s most important international backer might start looking for a way out.
The Interfax news agency reported Tuesday that a Russian naval squadron, including an antisubmarine ship and three marine-landing craft, left Severomorsk in the Arctic for the Mediterranean. Several more ships will join it en route. Together, they will pay a call to Tartus, Syria, Russia’s only naval facility outside of the [...]
Moscow’s arms shipments to Syria will aggravate the continuing bloodshed in the Arab country, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday. “We are concerned about the latest information we have that there are attack helicopters on the way from Russia to Syria, which will escalate the conflict quite dramatically,” she said. Russia maintains that the arms supplies they are sending to the Syrian government are not meant to [...]
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Friday of an “extremely dangerous” situation in Syria and emerging signs of a civil war but rejected a military intervention as he met with European leaders.
Amid mounting pressure for Moscow to drop its resistance to tougher UN action on Syria, Putin met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and had arrived in Paris for talks with newly elected French President Francois Hollande.
In Berlin, Putin appeared to [...]
Pope’s butler arrested for spilling holy secrets
By Europe correspondent Rachael Brown
May 26, 2012 12:34:20
One of the Pope’s butlers has been detained by the Vatican, accused of leaking secrets about the Holy See.
TheItalian media is reporting the Pope’s butler has leaked confidential documents and letters from the pontiff’s study to the press. He was caught in possession of secret documents, the Vatican said, but it would not confirm the suspect’s identity, [...]
Several senators are raising concerns that unrest in Syria could allow that nation’s chemical and other weapons to be used against U.S. forces and allies in the region.
“The growing breakdown of order and security in Syria could place its significant stockpiles of poison gases and operational chemical weapons at risk,” Maine Republican Susan Collins, New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, and New Hampshire Democrat Jeanne Shaheen wrote in a February [...]
Did you ever think you would be subjected to the kind of crap the TSA pulls on airline passengers on a daily basis? And yet millions are still flying. Snooki and the Kardashians engross the attention of millions like Pamela Anderson and the cast of Friends engrossed people then. Mos of us are like the frogs who have grown accustomed to the temperature. It’s not as comfortable as it once was, [...]
(Reuters) – Britain’s top soldier warned on Wednesday that pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East could spawn militant Islamist activity in Britain, but said the greatest threat was economic.
In his end-of-year analysis of the dangers facing Britain, the chief of the defense staff, General David Richards, said the Arab Spring could stir unrest in Britain’s immigrant communities.
“(There is) the risk that the Arab awakening leads to fissures and internal conflict [...]