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.
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Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race betweenChina and Japan as they struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands in the East China Sea.
China is rapidly expanding its nascent drone programme, while Japan has begun preparations to purchase an advanced model from the US. Both sides claim the drones will be used for surveillance, but experts warn the possibility of future drone skirmishes in the region’s airspace is “very high”.
Bailiffs cleared out anti-capitalist activists and their belongings from a site underneath HSBC bank’s Asian headquarters in Hong Kong on Tuesday – ending one of the global Occupy movement’s longest-running encampments. Skirmishes broke out after bailiffs and bank guards arrived in the morning to clear out the activists, who had ignored a court order requiring them to leave by 27 August. Some were carried or dragged away and taken outside [...]
Samsung could be hit with a damages bill of $2.5bn if rival Apple can prove that the Korean giant copied its iPhone and iPad technology.
The two tech giants will clash in court in California on Monday in what has been labelled “the patent trial of the century”. After more than a year of the two companies trading accusations and engaging in skirmishes in British, Australian and German courts, a nine-person [...]
By NBC Los Angeles
Police clad in riot gear skirmished with protesters, including Occupy demonstrators, in downtown Los Angeles late Thursday, leaving two officers injured and an estimated dozens of people arrested, local media reported. At least one man, who said he was not part of the protest, reported being struck by a rubber bullet.
A woman who said she was an Occupy member told the Los Angeles Times that protesters attended the monthly [...]
Three killed in Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash
Azerbaijani troops killed three Armenian soldiers on Monday during an alleged incursion attempt on the border between the enemy ex-Soviet states, the defense ministry in Yerevan said.
Azeri-Armenian clashes ‘may escalate’ – Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has voiced concern over border clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan – hours after three Armenian soldiers died in the latest skirmishes.
Speaking in Armenia, she warned that the [...]
More than a thousand protesters have flooded downtown Chicago on the second day of protests against the upcoming NATO summit. A few skirmishes took place with police using batons on protesters.
This comes as about 2,500 people attended a rally at a downtown plaza on Friday. However the biggest demonstrations are yet expected to take place Sunday when the NATO summit kicks off.
Around a dozen activists were arrested on the eve of [...]
Facebook Inc. set the price range for its initial public offering at $28 to $35 a share, in a landmark deal that would raise as much as $13.6 billion for the social network and insiders.
The preliminary price range would value the company at $77 billion to $96 billion. It puts the social network on track to become the most valuable U.S. Web company at the time of an IPO, exceeding Google Inc.’s $23 [...]
NYT - WINDHAM, N.H. — For much of this presidential primary season, New Hampshire has been perceived as being in Mitt Romney’s back pocket. He has a house in Wolfeboro, N.H., and was governor of neighboring Massachusetts, where the news media made him a constant presence in New Hampshire living rooms.
But as in other early voting states,Newt Gingrich has unexpectedly surged in the polls here in recent weeks. While Mr. Romney still holds the [...]
(Reuters) – Days of rioting and looting across Britain looked to be cooling Wednesday after Prime Minister David Cameron’s promised a fightback and flooded city streets with police to try to restore order.
By 9:30 p.m. local time (4:30 p.m. EDT), incidents were limited to isolated skirmishes and standoffs between riot police and groups of youths, after four nights when often unchecked violence had been well under way by nightfall.
The capital [...]
London looks to be in store for another night of rioting. We’re bringing you pictures from Hackney which is in the north east of the city, where skirmishes have already broken out between police and youths- this time in daylight. Home Secretary Theresa May is meeting police chiefs about the violence sweeping London. The latest clashes follow trouble over the weekend as rioters and [...]
The BBC’s Jon Sopel: “The overwhelming smell is one of tear gas”
Police have fired tear gas in running battles with stone-throwing youths in Athens, where a 48-hour general strike is being held against a parliamentary vote on tough austerity measures.
Thousands of protesters have gathered outside parliament in the capital where public transport has ground to a halt.
PM George Papandreou has said that only his 28bn-euro (£25bn) [...]
Google Inc. has set aside a half billion dollars for the potential resolution of a government investigation related to online advertising, the latest in the search giant’s continuing skirmishes with regulators around the world.
The company disclosed in a regulatory filing Tuesday that it had taken a $500 million charge earlier this month “in connection with a potential resolution …
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By John R. Taylor, Jr.
Chief Investment Officer
The recent IMF meetings had and the coming G-20 meeting will see lots of venting and some skirmishes but no real attacks. Countries are complaining loudly because Bernankeâ€™s excess dollars are being sold and their own currencies are being purchased, rising as the dollar declines. As most are trying to slow that rise by buying the dollars as reserves, [...]