Archive for the 'Middle East' Category

I was wondering if this would be a problem

It seems that Al Qaeda is planning to target banksters. I can’t help but wondering if banksters sold worthless paper to Al Qaeda and now they are mad. Some people don’t take financial losses philosophically.

General Richard Secord

The Iranian Hostage Rescue Mission, and the 1980 Presidential Election

8 helicopters, 6 C-130 transport planes, and 93 Delta force commandoes secretly invaded Iran. They were to rendezvous at a place in Iran they called Desert One, move out to another point called Desert Two, and then go on to Tehran to rescue the hostages. But Delta force never made it to Desert Two or Tehran. The mission was aborted after three of the eight helicopters failed, on the way to Desert One. The operation was a miserable failure, resulting in an accident that caused the loss of 8 American lives. Later investigation revealed a surprising level of negligence. [4] [7] [13]

Just before the rescue mission took place, several other countries had finally agreed to level economic sanctions on Iran. Some of them agreed to the sanctions because they thought that if they did, the U.S. would not take any military action. They were quite irate when they heard about the rescue mission after the fact.

At least three central figures in the Iran-Contra Scandal were involved with the Iranian hostage rescue mission: Secord, Hakim, an North.

General Richard Secord helped to organize the abortive rescue mission. After the first mission failed, he was the head of the planning group that eventually decided against another rescue attempt.

Three cheers for Turkey!!!

Ambassador Tan, from the bottom of my heart, many thanks to your countrymen for sending relief to Gaza. This is indeed waging peace as Jimmy Carter would put it. I am so glad that someone is doing the right thing.

Obama does something right

Binyamin Netanyahu humiliated after Barack Obama ‘dumped him for dinner’

After failing to extract a written promise of concessions on settlements, Mr Obama walked out of his meeting with Mr Netanyahu but invited him to stay at the White House, consult with advisers and “let me know if there is anything new”, a US congressman, who spoke to the Prime Minister, said.

Obama snubbed Netanyahu for dinner with Michelle and the girls, Israelis claim

Benjamin Netanyahu was left to stew in a White House meeting room for over an hour after President Barack Obama abruptly walked out of tense talks to have supper with his family, it emerged on Thursday

I was glad that Obama’s first call to a foreign leader as president was to the Palestinian Authority.

The only way we will ever have peace in the Middle East is if Israel knows tha the days of calling the foreign policy shots in the US are over and done with.

Colin Powell and our national day of shame

Colin Powell

Speech to the UN part 1

part 2

part 3

part 4

part 5

part 6

part 7

part 8

Porter’s anonymous official source

I suspect we are in Steven Glass territory. I think Porter made that up.
Cannonfire on the Laptop of Death.

Israel’s land grab and brutal occupation

Jimmy Carter describes the reality of the occupation. We are borrowing money from the Chinese so we can send aide to Israel to subsidize this.