This started out as a thread covering the on-going violence in Benghazi. Last night I realized that Libya was about to be blamed for supplying missiles to Jihadists in Syria.
The story just broke in the Arab media a few minutes ago. I’m keeping the thread from yesterday…because hey – this is BS and the clues were there…
The Syrian Missile angle begins with the post from 8:38 last night.
back to the [...]
A closely watched consumer confidence number that routinely moves markets upon release is accessed by an elite group of traders, for a fee, a full two seconds before its official release, according to a document obtained by CNBC.
A contract signed by Thomson Reuters, the news agency and data provider, and the University of Michigan, which produces the widely cited economic statistic, stipulates that the data will be posted on the web [...]
Some 22 US nuclear weapons are stored on Dutch territory, the ex-PM of the Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers, says.
Mr Lubbers, prime minister from 1982-94, said they were stored underground in strong-rooms at the Volkel air base in Brabant, Dutch media report.
He made the revelation in a documentary for National Geographic – saying: “I would never have thought those silly things would still be there in 2013.”
The presence of nuclear weapons on [...]
picture of the arrested man:
22 year old man was recently converted to islam…
French prosecutor: ‘Radical Muslim’ suspect admits to stabbing soldier
A suspect arrested Wednesday has admitted to the weekend stabbing of a French soldier in Paris and was probably acting based on his “religious ideology,” Paris prosecutor Xavier Molins tells AFP news agency.
Molins said the man, named Alexandre and who turns 22 on Thursday, had converted to Islam and was known [...]
Steve Herman ‏@W7VOA 10m
#DPRK reported to have launched some short-range missiles into sea. #Korea
Steve Herman ‏@W7VOA 10m
Yonhap says #DPRK launched 3 short-range missiles into East Sea (aka Sea of Japan).
South Korea’s Ministry of Defense has detected three launches of short-range guided missiles by North Korea, it said.
Two launches were fired on Saturday morning and another one in the afternoon, reports Yonhap news agency. The missiles were fired from the east [...]
@L0gg0l: 4 EXPLOSIONS HIT TURKISH BORDER TOWN NEAR SYRIA, CASUALTIES REPORTED — @HDNER
Gregor Peter ‏@L0gg0l 9m
MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE KILLED AFTER EXPLOSIONS IN TURKISH BORDER TOWN #REYHANLI NEAR #SYRIA — AL-ARABIYA
First Video, looks like a big explosion:
ISTANBUL – Several explosions shook a Turkish town on Saturday near the border with Syria where mortar fire has in the past spilled over from the Syrian civil war, a local official said.
Turkey’s Dogan [...]
The Associated Press‏@AP2 min
BREAKING: Federal agency postpones all oil and gas lease auctions in California, citing budget problems. -SS
Federal agency postpones all oil and gas lease auctions in California, citing budget problems
More than 900 people have been arrested in China for selling fake or tainted meat in the last three months, state media say.
Officials say they uncovered almost 400 such cases and seized more than 20,000 tonnes of fake meat.
In one case, the suspects made fake mutton from foxes, mink and rats after adding chemicals, state media said.
The report is the latest in a series of cases highlighting food safety issues [...]
Yonhap News Agency ‏@YonhapNews 23m
(URGENT) Seoul calls on Pyongyang to restore disconneted military, cross-border hotlines
North Korea says it has sentenced a US citizen to 15 years of hard labour.
The announcement, from state news agency KCNA, said Pae Jun-ho, known in the US as Kenneth Bae, was tried on 30 April.
He was held last year after entering North Korea as a tourist. Pyongyang said he was accused of anti-government crimes.
The move comes amid high tensions between North Korea and the US, after Pyongyang’s third [...]
“@911BUFF: BREAKNG NEWS – ROCKETS FIRED AT A RUSSIAN PLANE WITH 200 PASSENGERS ON BOARD FLYING OVER SYRIA. RT_COM. #911BUFF”
Two missiles were fired at a Russian passenger plane flying over Syrian territory with 200 people onboard, an informed source in Moscow told Interfax news agency. The source of the attack remains unknown.
The punishment for the alleged crime includes execution.
(CNN) — North Korea plans to begin a trial against a U.S. citizen detained there last year, state media said Saturday, complicating tense relations between the two nations.
“He will soon be taken to the Supreme Court of the DPRK to face judgment,” the news agency said, using the official name of the country, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
North Korea will put an [...]
Vatican City, April 20: In a further sign of his desire for a “poor church”, Pope Francis has cancelled the annual stipend of 25,000 euros (around $33,000) paid to each of five cardinals who oversee the Vatican Bank. The Vatican Bank has come under fire in recent years for alleged money laundering, Italy’s AKI news agency reported. Last year, European regulators said the bank was not doing enough to combat [...]
“The supreme command of the Korean People’s Army Tuesday issued an ultimatum to the South Korean puppet group,” Pyongyang’s official news agency, KCNA, said.
Threatening that it would not give any advance notice before attacking South Korea, the North warned: “Our retaliatory action will start without any notice from now.”
North Korea said it was responding to insults from the “puppet authorities” in the South, who yesterday held a rally against the [...]
Following on the heels of the Tuesday decision by The Associated Press to discontinue use of the term “illegal immigrant,” the news agency on Thursday revised its stylebook entry for another politically charged term.
The term “Islamist,” the AP clarified in a Thursday afternoon alert to online stylebook subscribers, should not be used as ?a synonym for Islamic fighters, militants, extremists or radicals.”
So it`s pretty obvious, if you want liberal propaganda [...]
Russia has warned of tensions in North Korea slipping out of control, after Pyongyang said it was placing its missile units on stand-by.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the situation could slip “toward the spiral of a vicious circle”.
Kim Jong-un made the missile order after talks responding to US stealth bomber flights over the Korean peninsula, state news agency KCNA said.
The time had come to “settle accounts” with the [...]
A car bomb has exploded in a northeastern district of Damascus, reportedly killing and wounding several people, Syrian state TV said.
“A terrorist suicide bomber blew up a van in the east of Rukn al-Din neighbourhood in Damascus and preliminary information indicates there are martyrs and people wounded,” state news agency SANA reported.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that the bombing struck near a military supply center, AFP said. [...]
Cyprus Market‏@russian_market3 min
#BREAKING RUSSIAN OLIGARCH ROMAN ABRAMOVICH ARRESTED IN USA
From RT’s Twitter:
BREAKING: Russian tycoon, Chelsea owner Roman #Abramovich detained in US – news agency @ru_rbc. Details to follow
World’s largest yacht belonging to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich docks in New York
Business Insider‏@businessinsider2 min
Roman Abramovich’s Spokesperson Is Denying Reports Of Oligarch’s FBI Arrest by @mradamtaylor
Cyprus Market‏@russian_market1 min
I can hardly imagine that US police can arrest/detain Roman Abramovich with all the securities [...]
March 20, 2013
A rat may have caused this week’s power outage at Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant, says the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco).
The company suspects the rodent may have caused a short-circuit in a switchboard, triggering the power cut.
“We have deeply worried the public, but the system has been restored,” Tepco spokesman Masayuki Ono was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.
Two years ago a massive quake-triggered tsunami [...]
“Terrorists fired a rocket containing chemical substances in the Khan al-Assal area of rural Aleppo and initial reports indicate that around 15 people were killed, most of them civilians,” Sana, the state news agency, said in an initial report. The agency later upped its report of the death toll to 25.
A spokesman for the Foreign Office said officials were investigating the claims and warned the consequences could be very serious.
Four hundred U.S. Postal Service executives are heading to San Francisco next month for workshops, meetings — and a dance party.
And a golf tournament. And a dinner event.
That’s according to a report by KTVU, which found 400 USPS staffers, including the postmaster general, are set to attend the four-day National Postal Forum in March at the Moscone Center in California.
The trip is expected to cost the flailing agency — which [...]
The Internet resources of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have been under continual attacks from the United States and US allies, claims the Central Korean News Agency of North Korea.
The cyber attacks have coincided with the holding of major US-South Korean war games, Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, in the south of the Korean Peninsula.
The news agency warns that Pyongyang is not about to just watch the way the [...]
Kim Jong Un has supervised a live artillery drill amid heightened rhetoric against the United States and South Korea, North Korea’s state news agency says.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/03/14/north-korea-reportedly-conducts-military-drill-near-south-korean-border/?test=latestnews#ixzz2NXj9x19M
Syrian state news agency says power outage plunges Damascus and southern Syria into darkness
Several civilians have been wounded due to a blast at the Cilvegözü border gate in the southern province of Hatay’s Reyhanlı district, Doğan news agency has reported.
Numerous paramedics were reportedly dispatched to the scene, where both Turks and Syrians have been reported injured.
The blast occurred due to a mortar fired from Syrian territory, reports claimed.
Turkish news channels reporting many wounded as mortar shell lands near Turkey-Syria border gate – @JoeWSJ
In the first week of December 2012, Iran announced the capture of a U.S. Navy Scan Eagle drone and plans to learn its secrets.
Having been off the coast of Iran last fall and seen the number of Scan Eagles surveilling the region it always seemed reasonable to me that Iran had captured one. We posted images of Iran’s model and the Scan Eagle I had personally taken pictures of in the [...]
New US Secretary of State John Kerry agrees to make sure N. Korea is punished if it conducts nuclear test
North Korea threatens ‘stronger’ measures than nuclear test
North Korea has threatened to go beyond carrying out its promised third nuclear test, KCNA state news agency reported.
“The DPRK (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, or North Korea) has drawn a final conclusion that it will have to take a measure stronger than a [...]
Ahmadinejad says he wants to be Iran’s first astronaut
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By Associated Press, Updated: Monday, February 4, 3:13 PM
TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that he’s ready to take the risk of being the first Iranian astronaut sent into space as part of Iran’s goal of a manned space flight.
“I’m ready to be the first Iranian to sacrifice myself for our country’s scientists,” the official IRNA news agency [...]
South Korean leader Lee Myung-Bak has urged the country’s officials to ‘stand well prepared’ for a third nuclear test by North Korea, according to Yonhap news agency.
Lee ordered officials to make full-scale preparations for the test, saying it may take place at any time.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has chaired a high-level meeting that discussed a “great turn” in military capability, state media said Sunday, …
In power play, North Korea [...]
Israeli fighter jets targeted a military research center near Damascus early on Wednesday morning, Syrian state news agency SANA said citing army officials.
The Syrian army’s general command has issued a statement, saying an airstrike was launched by the IAF targeting a military research center in Jamraya, rural Damascus.
“Israeli fighter jets violated our air space at dawn today and carried out a direct strike on a scientific research center in charge [...]
Seven hostages, 11 kidnappers killed during ‘final assault’ on Algerian gas plant – state news
Security source tells @AFP it is thought hostages were killed in retaliation for ‘final’ Algerian gas plant raid
The ‘final assault’ by Algerian troops on a gas plant seized by militants has resulted in the deaths of seven hostages and 11 kidnappers. The militants reportedly summarily executed their captives as troops tried to free them.
Earlier, the militants [...]
December 30, 2012
Sudan’s cash-starved government on Sunday ordered a doubling of the minimum wage after months of rising prices left consumers struggling to make ends meet.
The order by President Omar al-Bashir reversed earlier official rejections of an increase despite inflation which reached 46 percent in November.
“President Bashir gives directive for increasing the minimum wage to 425 pounds (about $61 on the black market) as of January 1,” the official SUNA [...]