Jul 302014
 

msFront Page Mag: “In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.”

He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these “many achievements and contributions” that Muslims have made to “building the very fabric of our nation,” but he said that there were many, so they shouldn’t be hard to list a few, right?

You remember a few of them, don’t you?

Opinion: Maybe that’s what the president meant to the rest of us when he said, You didn’t build that.

Not surprising -  the president is riding a 72% approval rating by the US Muslim community.

Not surprising – the president is riding a 39% approval rating from the rest of us.

A recent Zogby survey also shows American attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans have turned for the worse since the Arab American Institute first began polling on the subject in 2010.

The new poll found favorability toward Arab-Americans at 36 percent, down from 43 percent in 2010. For Muslim-Americans, favorability was just 27 percent, compared with 36 percent in 2010.

 

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Jul 302014
 

or1Zero Hedge: “We are sure President Obama must be happy that the European leaders finally stepped in behind him and layered in new goldilocks sanctions on Russia.

With business leaders on both sides of the Atlantic urging him not to, for fear of the dreaded ‘boomerang’ from Putin (which has already been targeted at MSFT, IBM, MCD, INTC, AMD, and car manufacturers), President Obama is set to explain how his new-new sanctions (which include several Russian banks including VTB, Russia’s second largest ) and will be the message that Putin needs to leave, fold to NATO, handover everything, and retire to the Gulag.

Yet, oddly enough, Gazprom is once again missing from the sanctions list.”

Opinion: Gazprom is the largest extractor of natural gas in the world and one of the companies supplying Ukraine and Europe with natural gas. Any action against Russia’s oil giant could ignite serious retaliation from Putin and the European economy would be greatly affected.

The new sanctions come on the heels of Russia having violated the 1987 missile treaty by testing a new type of cruise missile. A provocative act that followed Putin’s threat to reopen a spy center in Cuba.

1961 redux?

President Obama called the action “the most significant and wide-ranging sanctions to date, while  the European Union says the sanctions will limit access to E.U. capital markets for Russian state-owned financial institutions, impose an embargo on trade in arms, establish an export ban for dual-use goods for military end-users, and curtail Russian access to sensitive technologies, particularly in the oil sector.”

The Russian Czar’s attempt to humiliate Barack Obama is reigniting the cold war.

A freezing European winter could make that war hot.

 

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Jul 292014
 
 Leaked: Hostile Obama Tries to Force PM to Accept Truce

Arutz Sheva: “Damning evidence has emerged of US President Barack Obama’s dismissal of Israel’s position in favor of supporting the position of Hamas and its allies during ceasefire talks. A “senior US official” leaked an audio recording of a telephone conversation between Obama and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to Channel One. In the 35-minute conversation,

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Jul 292014
 
 Joe Biden's Son Prepares Burisma Holdings To Drill Oil Shale In Ukraine

Zero Hedge: “The proxy Ukraine war just like that in Syria preceding it, “is all about energy.” Recall also the following chart showing Ukraine’s shale gas deposits, keeping in mind that the Dnieper-Donets basin which lies in the hotly contested eastern part of the nation and where as everyone knows by now a bloody civil war

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Jul 292014
 

The Wire: “In a phone call between the two men on Sunday, President Obama stressed several points, which could be divined in slightly contradictory lights: The President underscored the United States’ strong condemnation of Hamas’ rocket and tunnel attacks against Israel and reaffirmed Israel’s right to defend itself.  The President also reiterated the United States’ serious and growing concern about the

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Jul 282014
 
Netanyahu’s dilemma: Back Obama’s save Hamas policy, or fight for its downfall with Egypt and Saudis

Debkafile: “Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu entangled himself Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27,  in the net he had cast to blur the effect of the unanimous decision by the security-political cabinet of Friday to turn down the ceasefire proposals proposed by US Secretary of State John Kerry and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The two diplomats

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