28 Mar 15
Egypt's president backs joint Arab military force
A joint military force should be created to defend Arab nations, Egypt's president said Saturday.
President Abdel Fattah Sisi made his comments at a summit of Arab leaders in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where the escalating conflict in Yemen was top of the agenda.
Israel to resume tax transfers to Palestinian Authority
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA), a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the "deteriorating situation in the Middle East" and rise of extremists required him to "act responsibly".
Israel's military had reportedly warned that the policy was fuelling violence.
Sleeping sickness traps Kazakh town in waking nightmare
For two years, the residents of the tiny Kazakh village of Kalachi have been living through a nightmare – literally.
Whatever they are doing, whoever they are, and at anytime or day, a resident of this remote settlement on the central Asian steppe lives with the knowledge they may suddenly fall asleep – and remain unconscious for days.
Syrian army turns to women on Damascus front lines
Damascus - Perched on a makeshift bench taking turns with a sniper rifle, the Syrian army's top markswomen await their "prey" on the front line in east Damascus.
Obama’s latest concession guts what’s left of the Iran nuclear deal
You don’t have to be an Israeli spy to know what’s going on at the nuclear talks between Iran and the West at Lausanne, Switzerland.
Obama’s hypocrisy with Netanyahu
It took Bibi Netanyahu nearly a week to apologize properly for his inflammatory comment on Israel’s election day warning that Arab voters were “heading to the polls in droves.” On Monday, speaking at his Jerusalem residence to a group of Israeli Arab community leaders, the newly reelected prime minister expressed his regret: “I know the things I said a few days ago wounded Israel’s Arab citizens. That was not in any way my intention, and I am sorry.”
Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal
LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.
Stop Al-Quds Day!
Al-Quds Day” is an annual event created by the late Ayatollah Khomeni calling for the destruction of the Jewish State. The hateful nature of this event at Queen’s Park has been well documented since 2009 and there is no reason to believe this year will be any different.
If There is Any Racism, It Has Been to Bend Back in Favor of Arabs!
The ironies have never been greater, as will be the representation of the Arabs in the new Israeli parliament now in formation. Prime Minister Netanyahu has been accused of racism upon trying to get out his base to vote by pointing out that the press was observing that Arabs were coming out in droves on Election Day. But what does this tell us?
France, Israel, Iran and Obama
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was in New York on Friday March 27th to lead a discussion at the United Nations Security Council on the subject of persecuted minorities in the Middle East. However, in comments he made to reporters, the focus was on ways to keep the search for an Israeli-Palestinian two-state solution alive and the prospects for an imminent nuclear deal with Iran.
Obama installing Islam leaders while Michelle and Susan Rice provide cover?
The full-scale social engineering of President Barack Hussein Obama in the elections of countries where he has no business being seeks to install radical Islamists to power. Even though it’s s a provable deadly blueprint that’s putting the West at great risk, no one is calling him on it.
Clearing Up the Middle East Situation
Recently my mom complained to me that she is confused by what is happening in the Middle East. I doubt she is alone in this, and for her benefit and those of you who share her confusion I have decided to clear things up. With that in mind, what follows is a brief summation of the situation in the Middle East—hopefully it will answer a number of questions you might have.
27 Mar 15
John Bolton: Bomb Iran Before It Gets the Bomb
There is only one way to block the Iranians from building a nuclear bomb, according to former ambassador John Bolton: Bomb them first.
"The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear program," Bolton wrote in an opinion piece for The New York Times on Thursday. "Nor will sanctions block its building a broad and deep weapons infrastructure."
Was mass-murdering co-pilot Andreas Lubitz a Muslim?
This is what we know for sure at this point: The co-pilot intentionally crashed the plane. He was very calm in the moments preceding the crash. He killed all 150 passengers on board. He committed this mass murder with an airplane. His religion remains unknown at the time of this publication. Muslim terrorism cannot be ruled out.
'Huge surge' of 'unscreened' Muslims flooding U.S.
Feds 'admit, under oath, that they have no idea who these people are'. “It’s a huge surge under Obama. In the last three years, he’s averaged 100,000 new immigrants from Muslim nations a year. That is very alarming. It’s more than we’re importing both from Central America and Mexico combined. This is a big shift in immigration flows,”
Congressmembers: No More Money for Talks With Iran
In a letter sent on Thursday, March 26, to the Chair and the Ranking member of the subcommittee on Foreign Operations of the House Appropriations Committee, several members of Congress, spearheaded by Peter Roskam (R-IL) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY), sought the insertion of language in the upcoming foreign operations appropriations bill that would prohibit the inclusion of funding for continuing talks with Iran by the U.S. with the P5+1 member nations.
With Yemen strikes, Saudis show growing independence from U.S.
Saudi Arabia kept some key details of its military action in Yemen from Washington until the last moment, U.S. officials said, as the kingdom takes a more assertive regional role to compensate for perceived U.S. disengagement.
CO-ROTATING INTERACTION REGION
NOAA forecasters estimate a 35% chance of polar geomagnetic storms on March 27th when a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) is expected to hit Earth's magnetic field. CIRs are transition zones between fast- and slow-moving solar wind streams.
Pentagon Declassifies Documents Confirming Israel Has Nukes
In the latest example of the strained relationship between the United States and Israel, the Pentagon has quietly released a classified document which reveals the extent of Israel’s nuclear program. A program the Israeli government has long denied even exists.
Feds Gone Wild! …Yes, I mean sex parties and whatnot.
See if you can detect the common thread of this Department of Justice report:
Champ- lights out
A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.
Photos of Baby Walter, Miscarried at 19 Weeks, Help Save Children from Abortion
Photographs of a baby boy that was born at 19 weeks have been making an impact around the world for life as they demonstrate to viewers the humanity and perfection of the unborn child.
“I shared these photos so my friends and family could see my perfect child,” Lexi Fretz of Greencastle, Pa. wrote in a blog post. “I never, ever could have imagined that it would spread across the world like this.”
Top violator of women's rights around the world? It's Israel says UN
At least that is the view of the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel.
Army Special Operations Command pushes back against alarmist claims about upcoming exercise
U.S. Army Special Operations Command is pushing back against alarmist claims that an upcoming U.S. military exercise is a preparation for imposing martial law or subduing right-leaning groups and individuals.
Conspiracy theories about the exercise, known as JADE HELM 15, appeared online this week.
Egypt poised to join Saudi assault on Yemen rebels
Saudi jets pounded neighboring Yemen on Thursday and Egyptian warships steamed toward its coast in the start of an Arab-led offensive against Shiite rebels that has become a showdown between the major powers in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies plunged into the Yemen crisis after ...Houthis, pushed from their power base in the north into the south...
Australia passes controversial new metadata law
Australia has passed a controversial security law that will require its internet and mobile phone providers to store customer data for two years.
The government bill got Senate approval by 43 votes to 16, with the support of the opposition Labor party.
Internet providers and and mobile phone networks will now be required to store customers' metadata - the sender, recipient and time of emails and calls.
Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone in lockdown
The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home.
There is a two-hour exemption on Friday to allow Muslim prayers and a five-hour window for Christians on Sunday.
Volunteers are going door-to-door, looking for people with signs of the disease and reminding others how to stay safe.
U.S. Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together
The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration’s position in the negotiations.
Syrian government shells kill 18 in south, activists say
Syrian government airstrikes and shelling in the country's south killed at least 18 people on Thursday, including three children, opposition activists said.
North Korea 'arrests two South spies'
North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men who it accused of spying for Seoul.
In a statement late on Thursday, state media said the two men, based in the Chinese border city of Dandong, were working to smear North Korea.
South Korea described the allegations as "groundless".