Afghan, Coalition Forces Investigate Explosion
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 – Afghan and coalition forces are investigating a roadside bomb explosion that killed six Afghan civilians, including two children, today in Kunduz province’s Kunduz district, military officials reported.
Patriot EOD specialist earns Purple Heart Medal
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Spc. Ward Savage (left), an explosive ordnance disposal specialist from McHenry, Md., assigned to 2nd Platoon, 705th EOD Company at Fort Polk, La., receives a Purple Heart Medal from U.S. Army Col. Bruce P. Antonia, commander of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division’s Task Force Patriot from Manchester, Conn., on Forward Operating Base Shank Jan. 31.
National Debt Jumped Another $105.8 Billion in January
(CNSNews.com) – The federal debt increased by $105.8 billion ($105,835,837,302.32) in January, according to the the U.S. Treasury Department, jumping from $14.0252 trillion ($14,025,215,218,708.52) at the close of business on December 31 to $14.1311 trillion ($14,131,051,056,010.84) at the close of business on January 31.
President Obama’s Plan to Win the Future by Making American Businesses More Energy Efficient through the “Better Buildings Initiative”
In his State of the Union, President Obama laid out his vision for winning the future by investing in innovative clean energy technologies and doubling the share of electricity from clean energy sources by 2035.
FCC Orders NBC Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits
So much for objectivity. One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and VoiceofSanDiego.org.
Greyhound Bus Hijacked in NC; Suspect Taken Into Custody
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An armed passenger hijacked a Greyhound bus Thursday night along a North Carolina highway and was arrested after police surrounded the bus after the driver had pulled into a gas station, authorities said. No one was injured.
Did Political Correctness Keep Authorities From Preventing Ft. Hood Massacre?
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on the Fort Hood shooting is sharply critical of the FBI’s failure to recognize warning signs that an Army psychiatrist had become an Islamist extremist and amounted to a “ticking time bomb.”
ABC Tries Undercover Journalism By Lying About Arizona Law
ABC reporter John Quinones produced a deceptive propaganda piece about the recent Arizona law (SB1070) dealing with illegal immigration. John Quinones, with the support of ABC, again peddles the mainstream media meme that anyone who is for the enforcement of our immigration laws is “anti-immigration” or “anti-immigrant.” But Quinones (and, by extension, ABC) doesn’t stop there.
JOHN STOSSEL: I Can Balance the Budget
The Congressional Budget Office says the current year’s budget deficit will be a record $1.5 trillion. It also says that over the next decade we’re on track for annual deficits of “only” $768 billion. I suspect the CBO has hired Rosy Scenario to do the bookkeeping, but let’s take that number at face value.
Shell: No Beaufort Sea drilling in Arctic for 2011
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Shell Alaska has dropped plans to drill in the Arctic waters of the Beaufort Sea this year and will concentrate on obtaining permits for the 2012 season, company Vice President Pete Slaiby said Thursday.
Gang gunbattles, street blockades in Mexico
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Suspected drug cartel gunmen hurled grenades, burned vehicles and blocked streets in a rapid series of attacks in Mexico’s second-largest city, authorities said Wednesday.
Study Guide: Caliphate, Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas
This is a “reference guide” to Glenn Beck’s 2/4 TV show full of links.
Al-Maliki Confirmed In 2009 That Syria, Iran Provided Weapons To Terrorist Groups
Secret telegrams released by WikiLeaks indicate that Iraqi Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki confirmed to U.S. diplomats in 2009 that Syria and Iran were supplying rebellious [terrorist] groups with weapons, including surface-to-air missiles. Al-Maliki passed this information to the former U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad Christopher Hill when the relations between Iraq and Syria were severed.
Cooper Attacked Again While ABC News Crew Threatened With ‘Beheading’
Attacks on foreign journalists continue to intensify in Egypt. Yesterday, Anderson Cooper was beaten in the head and a Fox News crew had to be hospitalized. Today, Cooper suffered another attack, while an ABC news crew was threatened with “beheading” by a mob which included an attacker in a police uniform.
Egypt protesters throng square after violence
CAIRO – Tens of thousands packed central Cairo Friday, waving flags and singing the national anthem, emboldened in their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak after they repelled pro-regime attackers in two days of bloody street fights. The U.S. was pressing Egypt for an immediate start to democratic transition, including a proposal for Mubarak to step down immediately.
Mubarak: I’d resign, but Egypt would descend into chaos
Protesters have pledged to intensify their battle to unseat Hosni Mubarak by Friday, after opponents and supporters of the Egyptian president clashed in a second straight day of rock-throwing battles at a central Cairo square and new forms of lawlessness spread throughout the battered city.
In Egypt, Calls For Mass Demonstrations Tomorrow, Until Mubarak Falls; Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi: Demonstrating Is A Religious Duty; Iranian Ayatollah Calls On Al-Azhar To Stand With Egyptian People
The “We Are All Khaled Said” Facebook page posted calls (above) for mass demonstrations tomorrow, February 4, following Friday prayers, under the slogan “February 4, 2011 – The Day of Mubarak’s Departure.”
Iranian Leader Ali Khamenei Calls Upon Egyptian Army to Join Masses in Ousting Hosni Mubarak
NOTE: This video clip is 11:17 long.
Iran: Riots sign of Islamic awakening
Supreme leader Khamenei satisfied with Egypt uprising. ‘The echoes of the Islamic Revolution are being heard. It is an earthquake and defeat for the US policy, and the Zionists are more concerned than anyone else,’ he says during Tehran sermon.
Egyptian Daily: Hamas Gunmen Caught In Egypt En Route To Demonstrations
The Egyptian opposition daily Al-Yawm Al-Sab’a reported that forces in the Sinai had arrested 11 Hamas gunmen en route to demonstrations in Egypt. Two were caught in Al-Arish, where they had arrived from Gaza, and nine in Suez city.
Muslim Brotherhood: ‘We are against Zionism’
A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt on Thursday evening repeatedly refused to commit to maintaining the peace treaty with Israel, or even recognizing Israel, if the Brotherhood becomes a player in the future governance of Egypt.
Algeria to lift emergency powers
Algeria’s 19-year state of emergency will be lifted in the “very near future”, state media has quoted Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the president, as saying. During a meeting with ministers on Thursday, the president also said Algerian television and radio, which are controlled by the state, should give airtime to all political parties.
Jordan’s King Abdallah Meets With Muslim Brotherhood
For the first time since he took the throne, Jordan’s King Abdallah has met with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood in his country. In the meeting, the monarch discussed the need for political and economic reforms.
In Syria, Regime Initiates Shows Of Support
In advance of the anti-regime protest demonstrations expected tomorrow and Saturday, February 4 and 5, vehicles with Syrian flags and pictures of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have begun moving through the streets of Damascus to show support for the regime.
Kuwaiti Daily: Hizbullah Sent Thousands Of Troops To Help Syrian Regime
The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, known for its anti-Syrian stance, reported, citing Syrian sources, that in recent days some 2,000 Hizbullah troops have arrived in Syria to protect the regime, in advance of the popular protests set for today and tomorrow.
The Internet And The Revolutions
Following random interviews with young Iraqis, Alsumaria.tv made a profound observation. It writes that the Arab regimes that have prevailed for decades against what they have characterized as Western colonialist and imperialistic conspiracies are now threatened by an interactive window that the Arab youth have been able to glance through in the last few years to overcome their boredom after failing to find employment opportunities.
NFL Stars Aid Hearing-Impaired Kids
Nearly 100 NFL players will compete for Super Bowl rings in Dallas on Sunday, but today 200 people will get something even more significant: free hearing aids.
See Sunday’s Best Super Bowl Commercials Before They Air
For many people, Super Bowl Sunday is as much about the commercials as it is about the game. A single 30-second ad spot costs millions of dollars, meaning companies save their best for the big day. Understanding our insatiable desire for insider information, the crew over at Business Insider has put together a collection of the 24 best Super Bowl commercials viewers will see on Sunday.