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Reader Selected News For Week Oct 26 – Oct 31

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This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Reader Selected News For Week Oct 26 – Oct 31”

  1. captstubby

    After hiatus, Obama returns to campaign mode in NY
    Associated Press

    campaign is his only mode.

  2. captstubby

    What It Takes to Get Fired From the Obama Administration
    ABC News

    the next election.

  3. captstubby

    Obama aware of Merkel spying since 2010: German media
    Yahoo/ABC
    Berlin (AFP) – US President Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported Sunday as a damaging espionage scandal widened.
    Bild am Sonntag newspaper quoted US intelligence sources as saying that National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander had briefed Obama on the operation against Merkel in 2010.
    “Obama did not halt the operation but rather let it continue,” the newspaper quoted a high-ranking NSA official as saying.
    News weekly Der Spiegel reported that leaked NSA documents showed that Merkel’s phone had appeared on a list of spying targets since 2002, and was still under surveillance shortly before Obama visited Berlin in June.
    The White House has said it is not monitoring Merkel’s phone calls and will not do so in future, but it has refused to say whether the United States has ever spied on her in the past.
    Two phones monitored
    Bild am Sonntag said that Obama wanted to be informed in detail about Merkel, who has played a decisive role in the eurozone debt crisis and is widely seen as Europe’s most powerful leader.
    As a result, the report said, the NSA stepped up its surveillance of her communications, targeting not only the mobile phone she uses to conduct business for her conservative Christian Democratic Union party but also her encrypted official device.

    If the spying against Merkel began as early as 2002, it would mean the United States under then president George W. Bush targeted her while she was still the country’s chief opposition leader, three years before she became chancellor.
    The suspicion also prompted Berlin to summon the US ambassador — a highly unusual move between the close allies.
    The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported that Obama had told Merkel during their call that he had been unaware of any spying against her. It did not cite its sources.
    Der Spiegel said he told her that if he had been informed of the operation he would have stopped it at once.
    Other media reports said that Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice had also told German officials the president knew nothing of the spying.

    “The Great Uniter” policy of Reverse Isolationism.
    piss off our Allys and Friends around the world.

    “the president knew nothing of the spying”
    there seems to be a lot of that going on in the most transperent administration ever.

    ” had appeared on a list of spying targets since 2002″
    whos?

    and all together now kids,
    “its Bush’s Fault.”

    “What Washington needs is adult supervision.”
    Barack Obama

  4. canary

    Israel Defense: The Iran-Pakistan Pipeline

    Pakistani elements state that the agreement for paving the gas pipeline from Iran to Pakistan includes a secret appendix that enables the paving of the pipeline to China, which could influence the effectiveness of the sanctions

    By Ronen Solomon – 27/10/2013

    According to a Pakistani source, the agreement – which is generating fierce resistance from both within the country and beyond its borders – includes a secret appendix that allows for the paving of the pipeline to China.

    The US administration opposes this project as it hurts the US efforts to force Iran to abandon its nuclear program.

    Washington has even threatened to impose economic sanctions on Pakistan if it approves the deal.

    http://www.israeldefense.com/?.....cleID=2537

    I think China will get the final say in this

  5. heykev

    Bill Ayers: Didn’t think Obama connection ‘would blow up like this’

    The College Fix
    by Charles Rollet
    October 14, 2013

    “Speaking from the well-heeled confines of the University of Chicago’s International House on Wednesday, Bill Ayers said he was “amazed” to see himself on TV “cast as some kind of public enemy” with close ties to Barack Obama during one of the 2008 election’s biggest controversies… Ayers’ association with Obama, first brought to the mainstream by TV host George Stephanopoulos, ultimately sparked Sarah Palin’s famous accusation the Democratic nominee was “palling around with terrorists.” Ayers, who has never apologized for the Weather Underground’s violent past, devised a strategy of “turn away, no comment, no elaboration, no clarification, no response” in the heat of the controversy…

    He regaled his audience of mostly elderly supporters by detailing several domestic scenes with his wife, Northwestern University law professor Bernadine Dohrn, and their three adult children, Malik, Zayd, and Chesa…Ayers’ wife Bernadine Dohrn was also at the event, with Ayers introducing her as his “partner in crime,” adding, to laughter from the audience, “she hates it when I say that. It’s a metaphor.”

    Dohrn was another prominent member of the Weather Underground, and spent almost a year in jail after she and Ayers turned themselves in to the authorities in 1980. She was released with most of her charges dropped due to prosecutorial misconduct and was later hired by a prestigious Chicago law firm whose head at the time was a family friend, paving her way to academia.

    Speaking next to her husband, Dohrn addressed the paradox of having once been on the run from the law and her current position as a law professor by saying that “the academy is filled with people who’ve committed violence.” As examples, she cited Ann Coulter and generals who “tortured at Abu Ghraib” getting invited to speak at colleges across the country.

    “The academy does not have clean hands, let’s just agree,” said Dohrn.”

    According to our friends at “Discover the Networks,” Bill Ayers is responsible for the following:
    * Leader of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist group of the 1960s and ’70s
    * Participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972

    Ayres is what I refer to as a “Champagne Communist.” His father was CEO of Commonwealth Edison – the electric company in Illinois. But Dorn also compares themselves to Ann Coulter, who while is able to turn a good phrase and one-liners, has never bombed or murdered anyone.

    • Mr. and Mrs. Ayers’ real crimes are being committed as we speak. They are both teaching skulls full of mush and his influence over textbooks content and curriculum in schools around the country is the biggest crime, that of indoctrination into socialist progressivism, a murderous ideology.

      He should have faced a firing squad long ago .

  6. canary

    Breaking Report: Obama, Morsi, & Muslim Brotherhood brokered deal with A-Qaeda seeking their aid to draw down war in Afghanistan and exchange the terrorists free reign in Egypt.

    The Examiner: Report: WH backed talks between Morsi and Al-Qaeda leader Alzawahiri

    Christopher Collins – Oct 28 2013

    A report released on Monday reveals that the Albawaba Newspaper, published recordings between Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Al-Qaeda leader, Ayman Alzawahiri and was sponsored by the Obama administration.

    The interaction and sponsorship by the U.S. occurred in January 2013 when Khairat Al-Shater, the deputy leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Issam Al-Hadad, Morsi’s counselor of foreign affairs, made direct calls with Ayman Alzawahiri from inside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

    According to the report, an American delegate from the CIA was in Egypt for a visit, and the CIA delegate wanted to hold a meeting with Khairat Al-Shater.

    Eman Nabih, an Egyptian blogger revealed that the report said, “In that meeting held between the CIA delegate and Khairat Al-Shater, the CIA asked both Essam Al-Hadad and Khairat Al-Shater, that they are seeking the Muslim Brotherhood assistance in facilitating the American’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

    The report furthered said, “The Muslin Brotherhood Headquarters’ leadership in Cairo, Egypt agreed to carry out the American’s CIA delegate’s request, in favor of the USA. In return, the Muslim Brotherhood were assured through that deal, that they can do whatever they want in relation to their plans in Egypt, under the United States cover, blessings and sponsorship.”

    Nabih went on to say in transcribing the report, “Another call was made, which all parties involved agreed on the necessity of making direct conversations with the Brotherhood Organization from one side, and other conversations with Al-Qaeda organization and Al-Zawahiri, the leader of Al-Qaeda from another side.

    The agreement was set between all parties, that a delegate from the leadership of Muslim Brotherhood to go to Libya to meet with another delegate from Al-Qaeda Organization, and both delegates were authorized to make agreements and also to make decisions.”

    “After Al-Qaeda individuals entered Egypt through the Libyan borders and then were moved to Sinai, the Americans were surprised by the Russians hacking to all the communications and direct contacts which were going on between all parties involved in that deal….

    “The Americans realized then that they will also be exposed to blackmail… and in order to cover up on that big scandal and dirty deal with Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood, the Americans decided to capture Abu Anas Al-Libi, Al-Qaeda member who attended that meeting between Muslim Brotherhood’s delegate and Al-Qaeda’s delegate in Libya,” Nabih said.

    Nabih said, “The United States knew that Abu Anas Al-Libi was always in Libya, long before the Libyan Gaddafi’s regime was taken down.

    The recordings reveal that The United States of America is involved in direct contacts, which were held between Muslim Brotherhood Organization and Al-Qaeda Terrorists Organization.”

    Last week, Nabih also revealed of who the Muslim Brotherhood lobbyists, who are influencing the Obama administration, are in the U.S.

    Details of the WH backed talks can be read here…

    [Editor's Note] Parts of this report was re-printed with permission by Eman Nabih.
    http://www.examiner.com/….....alzawahiri

    And then there are the 9/11 Benghazi conspiracies, such as the one that it was the US goal to
    have the US Ambassador kidnapped and then used for release of al-Qaeda terrorists.

    WSJ: Muslim Brotherhood students storm and trash sacred University in Cairo

    http://live.wsj.com/video/musl.....D91DFE8E02

  7. captstubby

    For Obama, risks and rewards in knowing too much
    By JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronted with missteps in his own administration, President Barack Obama has frequently pleaded ignorance — suggesting he could not be at fault about things he did not know….

    this was as far as i got reading .
    i had to stop and rinse out the little throw up in my mouth.
    .

    • canary

      At least Cathy Selbeius said Obama could be blamed for the Health Care site’s failure. So, I wondered if her personal financial situation might not be enough to live on the rest of her life, but, the only thing of interest I could find was on wiki-pedia.

      In 2009 through 2011, Forbes named Sebelius the 57th, 23rd, and 13th
      most powerful woman in the world, respectively.

      What’s scary is the world is laughing and knowing computer wise the only thing the US Government is good at with a computer is spying on their own people on the internet.
      I think the phone companies did all the tech work to hand over American citizens phone calls.

      Hatch Act concern
      On September 13, 2012, the Office of Special Counsel charged Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius with violating the Hatch Act by making a political remark during an official government event. Sebelius’s office reclassified the event from official to political and reimbursed the government’s expenses.
      ““`

      On Feb 25, 2010 Barack Obama is on video saying –

      “Actually, any insurance that you currently have would be grandfathered in so you could keep it.

      So you could decide not to get in the exchange the better plan.

      I could keep my Acme Insurance, just a high deductible catastrophic plan. I would not be required to get the better one.”

      Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/t.....z2jGaCrcCB

      Today he personally admitted it was intentional to cancel people’s policies, during his Boston speech.
      And to think they tried to impeach Clinton for lying.

  8. canary

    Breaking News: 6 signed up for Obama care at end of day 1. Rumor all grandfathered insurance will end Dec 31 2013.

    NationFOX:

    FOX News’ Megyn Kelly reported that documents released by the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), show that a total of six Americans signed up for Obamacare on Day 1.

    Day 1: 6 people signed up Obama Care
    Day 2: 100 people by noon
    Day 3. 248 total signed up for Obama Care

    Watch below, from The Kelly File:

    http://nation.foxnews.com/2013.....ox+Nation)




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