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Old 2015-03-29, 03:23   Link #36201
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Yemen Crisis = Saudi/Iran Proxy War?

Second Air War Erupts In Middle East With Wide Ranging Implications:

"The Middle East got even more complicated this week as Saudi Arabia launched air
strikes across Yemen as parts of that country fall into the hands of a Shiite militia
group known as the Houthi. The implications of this new campaign go far beyond
Yemen's borders and it could be just a preview of a regional standoff over Iran's
nuclear program.

Many other nations, including UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan
and even Pakistan have pledged direct military support for the Saudi-led campaign.
This includes providing aircraft and naval assets and even troops for continued
military operations. Another six nations, including the US, have pledged other
support, such as logistical and intelligence sharing, to help this new Arab-centric
military coalition."


"In addition to air power, Saudi Arabia has pledged 150,000 ground troops to the
cause and is said to be massing forces along the Saudi-Yemeni border. Whether
this is prelude to some sort of an invasion remains unclear. The Saudi Army is the
best equipped in the region, once again having only Israel as a true peer state
competitor, and mirrors the US inventory on a smaller scale. This includes M1
Abrams Main Battle Tanks, M2 Bradley Fighter Vehicles, M113 and LAV-III armored
personnel carriers and a capable array of artillery that is well suited for desert
warfare."

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http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/sec...ing-1694268668
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Old 2015-03-29, 08:57   Link #36202
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I watched it at home with my parents, who are not in the condition to go out in that crowd.
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Old 2015-03-29, 09:29   Link #36203
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Cinderella’s new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin
http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debat...-be-a-pumpkin/

Former HP CEO Fiorina: chances of presidential bid 'higher than 90 percent'
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MP0L920150329
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Old 2015-03-29, 10:37   Link #36204
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I watched it at home with my parents, who are not in the condition to go out in that crowd.
Got soaked thoroughly <__<
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Old 2015-03-30, 08:28   Link #36205
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Ex-Israeli PM Olmert convicted in another corruption case
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MQ0FA20150330

The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MM2UZ20150327

Special Report: Inside Hungary's $10.8 billion nuclear deal with Russia
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MQ0MP20150330
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Old 2015-03-30, 11:24   Link #36206
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The $50 device that symbolizes a shift in North Korea
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MM2UZ20150327
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Old 2015-03-30, 14:31   Link #36207
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Does Iran Have Secret Nukes in North Korea?:

"But no inspections of Iranian sites will solve a fundamental issue: As can be seen
from the North Korean base housing Tehran’s weapons specialists, Iran is only one
part of a nuclear weapons effort spanning the Asian continent. North Korea, now the
world’s proliferation superstar, is a participant. China, once the mastermind, may still
be a co-conspirator. Inspections inside the borders of Iran, therefore, will not give
the international community the assurance it needs.

The cross-border nuclear trade is substantial enough to be called a “program.” Larry
Niksch of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.,
estimates that the North’s proceeds from this trade with Iran are “between $1.5
billion and $2.0 billion annually.” A portion of this amount is related to missiles and
miscellaneous items, the rest derived from building Tehran’s nuclear capabilities."

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/article...rth-korea.html
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Old 2015-03-31, 07:09   Link #36208
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U.S. sees alternatives to Iran shipping stockpile abroad
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MQ1YP20150330

Exclusive: Cablevision to make $1 offer for New York Daily News
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MR0AB20150331

China 'seriously concerned' by Philippine's building in South China Sea
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MN0SL20150327
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Old 2015-03-31, 07:19   Link #36209
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China 'seriously concerned' by Philippine's building in South China Sea
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MN0SL20150327
LOL, China so concerned? They even called the country hypocrites. No matter China says, that 9 dash line is based on NONSENSE.
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Old 2015-04-01, 06:23   Link #36210
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Egypt’s grand mufti: No justification for terror in any religion

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There is no true religion that does not regard the sanctity of human life as one of its highest values, and Islam is no exception. Indeed, Allah made this unequivocal in the Qur’an. He emphasized the gravity of the universal prohibition against murder, stating that when a person takes even one life, “it is as if he has killed all mankind.”

Egyptians are still torn by grief for the 21 countrymen who were horrifically beheaded in Libya. It was an exceptionally sad day for the Egyptian nation to have to watch a video of its citizens massacred by a group of thugs. The scenes of bloodbath are heart-wrenching in their severity.

This grisly crime finds no justification in any reasonable understanding of any religion. Only extremists who have perverted the essence of Islamic teaching could countenance the idea that our religion of mercy and reason might allow the killing of innocent workers earning money so their families can live dignified lives.

It took place just days after the so-called Islamic State extremists burned alive Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh. It was one more high-profile example of the growing global threat that violent extremist ideologies pose to international peace and security, to the image of Islam and to the future of intercultural and interreligious relations.

These thugs are invoking religious texts to justify their inhumane crimes. Their ill- conceived linking of sacred texts to violence and aggression has led to much misinterpretation of Islam’s lofty ideals. We must make clear that the terrorists’ justification is nothing more than a hallucination of sick minds. It is a flagrant misreading of both the letter and spirit of the Islamic tradition and an aberration from the long history of Islamic civilization.

Murder and terror can never be the outcome of any proper understanding of religion. Rather, they are a manifestation of the immorality of people with cruel hearts, arrogant souls and warped logic.

The corruption and instability sown by their actions are a source of great sadness and outrage for Muslims — and all humanity. These terrorists are not Muslim activists but criminals who have been fed a mistaken interpretation of the Qur’an and Sunnah, the teachings and practices of the Prophet Mohammed.

To defeat the terrorists and defend our peaceful, tolerant religion, their ideologies must be challenged and rooted out at the physical level and, even more so, the intellectual level. We must persist with a correct presentation of Islam’s true teachings, as passed down for centuries through the collective wisdom of sages and scholars.

Beyond a military war on terror, we are in an ideological battle — one we must win — against radical extremists who use terror as a weapon to achieve their goals of disrupting global stability and the conscience of the peaceful world. Winning this war requires not just victory on the ground but, more important, in the successful exchange of ideas and information that refutes the dogma of radical clerics.

Let me be clear: Islam is utterly against extremism and terrorism. Unless we dismantle and deconstruct all ideas of extremism propagated by these groups, however, we will never eradicate this scourge. All terror groups essentially carry the same intellectual poison. This must be understood in order to build a better future that can bring an end to this grave situation that is destroying the world.

Egypt is in dire need of the world’s support as it fights against the terrorist cancer. In this battle, Egypt is defending not only itself but also humanity against the encroaching danger of extremism. This is progress that the international community has expressed a genuine desire to understand the perils that radical ideology poses.

Radical movements must be opposed in every way possible — not given moral support to stoke more tensions. The international community must take measures to shut off terror groups’ financial resources, deny them safe haven and prevent them from further growth.

The time is upon us to take up the challenge of ridding the world of radicalization to save our future from further bloodshed and victims’ families from further sorrow.
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Old 2015-04-01, 06:36   Link #36211
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Exclusive: Republican White House hopefuls attack Obamacare but take money
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MS38I20150401

Prosecutor dies of wounds after Istanbul hostage shootout
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MR19T20150331

U.S. corporations accuse Indiana and Arkansas of curbing gay rights
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MR1J720150401
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Old 2015-04-02, 09:43   Link #36212
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The Middle East Spring Drama of 2015 :
Unidentified troops just landed at a strategic Yemeni port city after Iran-backed rebels advance
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Old 2015-04-02, 10:19   Link #36213
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Tensions with Warren camp could loom over Clinton campaign
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MT0BO20150402

Al Shabaab storms Kenyan university, 14 killed
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MT0CK20150402

JPMorgan Chase on track to pay $4 billion to homeowners as part of settlement
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MT0B020150402
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Old 2015-04-02, 11:22   Link #36214
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In case anyone had any doubts about the suicide theory in the case of the GermanWings incident:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/03/wo...-box.html?_r=0
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DÜSSELDORF, Germany — The co-pilot at the controls of the Germanwings airliner that crashed into the French Alps last week had been searching the Internet in the days immediately leading up to the crash for information about how to commit suicide and the security measures for cockpit doors, prosecutors said here on Thursday.
They also found the missing black box. Since there was some confusion about the identities of the passengers (when they were searching for possible terrorist links shortly after the crash) they are also debating on requiring inner-Schengen passengers to show ID before boarding a plane.
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Old 2015-04-02, 20:40   Link #36215
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The report also blamed the president. But yea, it's just typical politicians.
I'm not so surprised on the sorry state of local politics in terms of the blame game.
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Old 2015-04-03, 06:41   Link #36216
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Iranians celebrate, Obama hails 'historic' nuclear framework
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MQ0HH20150403

Billions up for grabs if nuclear deal opens Iran economy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MU0QP20150403

Why Brazil has a big appetite for risky pesticides
http://www.reuters.com/investigates/...il-pesticides/
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Old 2015-04-03, 14:10   Link #36217
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Billions up for grabs if nuclear deal opens Iran economy
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/...0MU0QP20150403
another civil war within the Republican (lesser extend within the democrats) over this deal.

Business Wing vs the Fundamentalist Wing
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Old 2015-04-03, 15:18   Link #36218
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another civil war within the Republican (lesser extend within the democrats) over this deal.

Business Wing vs the Fundamentalist Wing
I cannot think that enabling the economy and nuclear program of a theocracy which has death to America as its mantra is going to turn out well.

I truly hope I'm wrong.
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Old 2015-04-03, 16:35   Link #36219
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I cannot think that enabling the economy and nuclear program of a theocracy which has death to America as its mantra is going to turn out well.

I truly hope I'm wrong.
the whole deal is suppose to slow Iran acquiring nukes.

Althought i don't get why iran having nukes would be bad. No country since ww2 has use nukes and with good reason since the first country to use them after the US would get bomb to oblivion by everyone else. Iranian or Persians i like to call them are NOT suicidal. The nuke is for the prestige of being a nuclear power and as a deterrent against the US (with good reason).

Get Iran to open its market and flood it with porn.
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Old 2015-04-03, 21:07   Link #36220
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