Bruce Walker * American Thinker
Punditry is in a fit. The federal government is headed for a fiscal cliff. What can we do? What should we do?
Conservatives have some clear ideas: cut the capital gains tax rate, which will increase revenue; open up all federal laws to energy production, which will also increase revenue without raising tax rates; cut entitlements and federal salaries by five percent; and promise no tax rate [...]
Just coming in
Tweeted from Turkey Newspaper Journalist:
Turkey scrambles F-16 fighter jets after Syrian warplanes bombs Ras al-Ain on the Turkish border.
Tensions running high on the border.
Comes on heals of report that Syria is moving chemical weapons for possible attack.
Stay tuned for updates.
Rozalina Chomsky ‏@rozalinachomsky
an #assad warplane has bombed the town of ras al-ain in al-hasakah. +9 people were killed
Tweets coming in from MSM sources
Turkey sources are worried Syria may resort [...]
The Norwegian ‘Moonlanding’-project at Mongstad has so far cost taxpayers in Norway in excess of 10 billion Norwegian Crowns ($1.8 billion USD)
For the public, the project is sold as a way to cleanse a minor powerplant at Mongstad for CO2 emissions. And after years of investments and ten billions crowns spent, all that is ‘seen’ is a ‘tescenter’ where scientists from around the world can come to Norway and share [...]
December 1, 2012
The Anonymous hackster collective has announced it will attack Syrian websites outside the country in response to the Syrian government shutting down the internet in that country.
Anonymous’ declaration of war follows a story published in the New York Times on November 28 reporting that the U.S. is ready for direct intervention in Syria.
In a press release issued on Thursday, the shadowy group admitted it “has been working with Syrian activists [...]
NATO has launched a new military base in Turkey’s western province of Izmir as the western alliance plans to deploy advanced Patriot missiles on Turkish border with Syria.
NATO’s Allied Land Command will “serve as a base for carrying out land operations when ordered by the alliance following the inspection, evaluation, preparation and standardization of NATO land forces,” Turkish newspaper Hurriyet Daily News reported on Saturday.
“NATO has trusted Turkey at every [...]
June 25, 2012
It looks like NATO and Obama’s international coalition might have the excuse they need to intervene in Syria and depose Bashar al-Assad and his regime.
From the New York Times on Sunday:
Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday that his country would discuss the downing of one of its military jets by Syria with its NATO allies next week.
As a NATO member, Turkey could ask for concerted action by the alliance.
“Next week [...]
June 24, 2012
BEIRUT — Turkey said on Sunday that it will consult its NATO allies next week over how to respond to the shooting down by Syria of a Turkish plane after inquiries showed that the plane was over international waters when the incident occurred.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu disputed Syria’s version of the event, telling state broadcaster TRT that the plane bore clear Turkish markings and was [...]
Update: All 28 NATO Allies will meet Tuesday following Turkey’s request under article 4 of the Washington Treaty
And so the escalation-cum-provocation-cum false flag is complete. There was a time when shooting down a foreign jet over one’s territory was considered self-defense. But not when the one doing the defending is perpetual media bogeyman Syria, which “unnamed sources say” kills hundreds, nay thousands of its own people daily, usually in round, soundbitey numbers. Of [...]
May 16, 2012
Wondering why anyone would confront NATO’s summit in Chicago this month? A look at some of its more well-known crimes might spark some indignation.
Desecration of corpses, indiscriminate attacks, bombing of allied troops, torture of prisoners and unaccountable drone war are a few of NATO’s outrages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and elsewhere. On March 20, 2012 Pakistani lawmakers demanded an end to all NATO/CIA drone strikes [...]
April 26th, 2012
By all means and to every possible end the Pentagon has run their war game simulations. Israel has deployed their Iron Dome missile defense. Top military brass have given their assurance that the naval build up in Persian Gulf is absolutely certain to offset the threat of the Iranian Navy and mines being deployed into the Strait of Hormuz. The US and its allies have stopped importing Iranian oil and have [...]
April 17, 2012
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has made a career out of feeding the media with millions of documents, as well as being interviewed on his political situation, both of which have landed him in hot water with the US State Department and the British Foreign Office. Following 500 days awaiting extradition under house arrest in rural Great Britain, Assange has managed to turn the media tables, with Russia Today initiating him the host of their new [...]
A new deal allowing the United States and its NATO allies to use a Russian air base for transit of troops and military cargo to Afghanistan would help ensure Russia’s own security, Russia’s foreign minister said Wednesday.
Sergey Lavrov said a plan to permit the U.S. and other NATO nations to use the base in the city of Ulyanovsk on the Volga River will soon be considered by the Russian Cabinet. [...]
WASHINGTON — Under orders to cut the Pentagon budget by more than $450 billion over the next decade, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is considering reductions in spending categories once thought sacrosanct, especially in medical and retirement benefits, as well as further shrinking the number of troops and reducing new weapons purchases.
Mr. Panetta, a former White House budget chief, acknowledged in an interview that he faced deep political pressures as [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran should not misread the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq as affecting the U.S. commitment to the fledgling democracy, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday.
President Barack Obama’s announcement Friday that all American troops would return from Iraq by the end of the year will close a chapter on U.S.-Iraq relations that began in 2003 with the U.S.-led invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein.
Washington has long [...]
In what can only be described in the most astounding of terms, the Kremlin is reporting that the world’s largest corporation, American-based Exxon Mobil, has signed a deal with Russia allowing it to flee the United States in exchange for trading its vast oil and gas reserves in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico and gaining for itself exclusive drilling rights in the vast untapped regions of the Russian Arctic.
China’s top official newspaper warned Western powers to let the United Nations lead post-war reconstruction in Libya, saying on Thursday that Beijing would seek to defend its economic stake after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.
The People’s Daily, the main paper of China’s ruling Communist Party, laid bare Beijing’s qualms about the influence the United States, European powers and NATO may claim in post-war Libya. [...]
WASHINGTON – The world is expected to get its first glimpse at Osama bin Laden’s daily life as the world’s most wanted terrorist Saturday with the disclosure of home videos showing him strolling the grounds of the fortified compound that kept him safe for years.
The footage shot at the terror leader’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and propaganda tapes made there, are expected to be [...]
Senior western leaders called for Nato to adopt an assassination policy against Col Muammar Gaddafi to salvage the bombing campaign in Libya from a descent into stalemate.
Senator John McCain, who visited Libya at the weekend, said that Gaddafi should be targeted but argued that it was more important to increase US firepower over Libya Photo: REUTERS
The calls came as Col Gaddafi was reported to have strengthened his grip [...]
Barack Obama has aligned himself with David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy by committing to support military action in Libya until Colonel Gaddafi is gone, in an unprecedented joint article published today in The Times. The leaders write that the world will be guilty of an “unconscionable…
WASHINGTON – The United States, Britain and France are pledging to keep up the military campaign in Libya until leader Moammar [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks after a dark-of-night barrage of mostly U.S. missiles and bombs opened the international air assault on Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi, the American combat role is ending, the rag-tag rebels are reeling and the Pentagon is betting its European allies can finish the job.
Gadhafi is still standing, with a few uncertain signs that his inner circle [...]