Archive for the ‘Foreign affairs’ Category

Morsi Fires Top Defense Brass

via Morsi Fires Top Defense Brass – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

“The Muslim Brotherhoods Morsi appears to be wasting no time in consolidating his hold over power at the expense of the military, which many hoped would be a moderating power over him.”

Thank your Mr. President for making this happen.

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‘Les Riches’ in France Vow to Leave if 75% Tax Rate Is Passed

via ‘Les Riches’ in France Vow to Leave if 75% Tax Rate Is Passed – NYTimes.com.

“Even young, dynamic people pulling in 200,000 euros are wondering whether to remain in a country where making money is not considered a good thing.”

Less revenues but fair, right? Obama should run for President in France.

Muslim Brotherhood wins Egypt’s presidential election

via Morsi wins Egypt's presidential election – Middle East – Al Jazeera English.

“The Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi has officially won Egypt’s presidential election and will be the country’s next president, the electoral commission has announced.”

Surprise only to the naive and/or liberals.

Wealthy French eye move across the Channel

via Wealthy French eye move across the Channel – FT.com.

“François Hollande, the Socialist candidate who leads the presidential race after the first round of voting last week, wants to impose a tax rate of 75 per cent on income above €1m and at the launch of his bid in January….”

Seventy five percent?????

Obama’s ‘flexibility’ to lie after election

HURT: Obama's 'flexibility' to lie after election – Washington Times.

“On these issues — but particularly missile defense — this can be solved,” he tells Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, like in a scene from a Cold War spy movie.

But, Mr. Obama explains to his handler, he needs more time, and he needs to get into a position where he is no longer answerable to American voters.”

Care to be more upfront Mr. President BEFORE the election about what your plans are?

The Yen’s Looming Day of Reckoning

via The Yen's Looming Day of Reckoning – CNBC.

“Japan is on an unsustainable path of a strong yen and deflation. The unprofitability of Japan’s major exporters and emerging trade deficits suggest that the end of this path is in sight. The transition from a strong to weak yen will likely be abrupt, involving a sudden and big devaluation of 30 to 40 percent. It will be a big shock to Japan’s neighbors and its distant competitors like Germany. The yen’s devaluation in 1996 was a main factor in triggering the Asian Financial Crisis.”

Good read. A windshield looking for a bug.

U.S. Dithering Over Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Keeping Israel From Protecting Itself

via U.S. Dithering Over Iran's Nuclear Program Is Keeping Israel From Protecting Itself – Investors.com.

“Yet beyond these obvious contradictions and walk-backs lies a transcendent logic: As with the Keystone pipeline delay, as with the debt-ceiling extension, as with the Afghan withdrawal schedule, Obama wants to get past Nov. 6 without any untoward action that might threaten his re-election.”

Our president always puts his own priorities first.

Iran and Obama

Iran and Obama.

“What are we to make of President Barack Obama’s latest pronouncements about Iran’s movement toward nuclear bombs? His tough talk might have had some influence on Iran a couple of years ago, when he was instead being kinder and gentler with the world’s leading terrorist-sponsoring nation. Now his tough talk may only influence this year’s election — which may be enough for Obama.

The track record of Barack Obama’s pronouncements on a wide range of issues suggests that anything he says is a message written in sand, and easily blown away by the next political winds.”

If an election wren’t aroud the corner do you really think he would “have their back”?

The Vicious Cycle of Western Apologies and Muslim Violence

The Vicious Cycle of Western Apologies and Muslim Violence | FrontPage Magazine.

“Not, of course, apologies by Muslim leaders for the primitive, brutal, and murderous conduct of their coreligionists, but apologies by Western leaders because somebody, somewhere, drew a picture or destroyed a book.”

Typical liberal knee jerk reaction; they don’t know what they belive in so they apologize.

Osborne: UK has run out of money

Osborne: UK has run out of money – Telegraph.

“The British Government has run out of money because all the money was spent in the good years,” the Chancellor said. “The money and the investment and the jobs need to come from the private sector.”

Yeah, let’s follow these guys.

House Republicans to Obama: Nuke cut plan is ‘dangerous’

via House Republicans to Obama: Nuke cut plan is ‘dangerous’ | Washington Free Beacon.

“President Obama’s plan for the Pentagon to cut deployed strategic nuclear warheads by 80 percent is meeting harsh resistance from House Armed Services Committee Republicans on Capitol Hill who called the plan “dangerous.”

Is unilateral disarmament a good idea?

Muslim Brotherhood Takes Elections by Storm

via Muslim Brotherhood Takes Elections by Storm – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

“Continued success by Islamists will allow them to give Cairos government and constitution a decidedly Islamist character. It could also lead Cairo to shift away from the West towards the Iranian axis.”

The Arab Spring. Pay attention liberals; we knew it would turn out this way. Media duped again.

Is the Fed Pursuing Our Interest or Banks’ Interests?

Is the Fed Pursuing Our Interest or Banks’ Interests? – By Kevin D. Williamson – Exchequer – National Review Online.

“Congress should make it clear — today — that the Fed’s mandate does not extend to bailing out Europe’s banks and Europe’s governments. This is especially true after the secrecy and unaccountability with which it conducted the $7.7 trillion shadow bailout on top of TARP.”

How long can Bernanke keep this up and should he?

Should The Dysfunctional EU Be Dismantled?

Should The Dysfunctional EU Be Dismantled? – Latest Headlines – Investors.com.

“Problem is, all the countries have different cultures, languages and economies. Their tolerance for inflation is different. They have different priorities for their people. Tying them all together under one superstate makes no sense at all.”

Cultures mean everything.

Libyas liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law

via Libyas liberation: interim ruler unveils more radical than expected plans for Islamic law – Telegraph.

“Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared that Libyan laws in future would have Sharia, the Islamic code, as its “basic source”.

To the naive this may be surprising. Glenn Beck has been right about most of this.