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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Oboma & Executive orders

Executive Order May Be Only Option, but It Comes With Limits

By JAN. 28, 2014

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    Obama’s State of the Union Address

    In his annual address before Congress, President Obama promised to confront growing economic inequality and outlined a list of actions he would take without Congressional approval.

    WASHINGTON — President Obama’s State of the Union address represented a study in scaled-down ambition.

    A man who entered the White House yearning for sweeping achievements finds himself five years later threatening an end run around gridlock on Capitol Hill by using executive orders, essentially acknowledging both the limits of his ability to push an agenda through Congress and the likelihood that future accomplishments would be narrow.

    In a relaxed, upbeat tone, he urged Republicans to join him in a “year of action.” But in a concession to reality, he signaled strongly he would act unilaterally when bipartisan agreement remained out of reach — a possibility he raised himself.

    “The question for everyone in this chamber, running through every decision we make this year, is whether we are going to help or hinder this progress,” Mr. Obama told lawmakers as he reminded them of last year’s damaging government shutdown.

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    Executive orders like the one he will employ to raise the minimum wage paid by federal contractors may be the only route available to the president given deep hostility from the Republican majority in the House and a Congress increasingly focused on the 2014 elections rather than Barack Obama’s legacy.

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    Obama Sets Defiant Tone in State of the Union Address

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    But with some notable exceptions, only so much can be delivered through the president’s pen if he is not using it to sign legislation. He cannot raise the minimum wage for most workers, overhaul the Social Security system, grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants, reorder spending and taxes, or even make necessary fixes to the health care law.

    Illustrating how challenging it is to use executive orders in an expansive way, the White House refused to say how many workers might gain under the new wage policy, and Republicans, while criticizing the move, played down its impact. At the same time, anyone who succeeds him can use the stroke of a pen to undo Mr. Obama’s actions just as Mr. Obama did to some Bush-era policies one day after his inauguration in 2009.

    “There is nothing like legislation,” said Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor, the president’s first chief of staff and a former House member who advocates the strong use of executive power. “But given the challenges that are mounting, the country cannot afford Congress to go M.I.A.”

    When it comes to Congress, the formula for success in dealing with a balky opposition continues to elude the White House except perhaps for a new opening with Republicans on immigration.

    Despite the modest budget and spending deal completed this month, Congress seems more of a legislative graveyard than ever. Lawmakers cannot find a way to extend emergency jobless benefits even when leaders of both parties acknowledge the aid should and could be approved.

    If Congress cannot move on economic and social policy that Democrats and Republicans essentially embrace and that would be a political victory for both parties, how can real disagreement be bridged?

    Finding consensus only gets harder from here. The midterms are already taking over the conversation on Capitol Hill, intensifying scrutiny on every vote and making lawmakers even more reluctant to take chances. The growing sense that Republicans have a chance to win the Senate in November raises the prospect that the president’s final two years could be consumed by veto fights with opposition majorities in the House and Senate.

    Republicans criticized the president’s focus on executive action as counterproductive. “Circumventing Congress won’t foster job creation and won’t result in economic growth,” said Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona.

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    President Obama before Tuesday’s annual State of the Union address, in which he declared his independence from Congress. Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

    The approach will also feed the conservative narrative that Mr. Obama is engaged in a power grab and is ignoring constitutional limits. They point for validation to the so-far-successful legal challenge to his use ofrecess appointments in a case now before the Supreme Court.

    “We’re going to watch very closely because there’s a Constitution that we all take an oath to, including him, and following that Constitution is the basis for our republic and we shouldn’t put that in jeopardy,” Speaker John A. Boehner said hours before the president’s address on Tuesday.

    Mr. Boehner said House Republicans would use a retreat that starts Wednesday to examine their options when it comes to the president’s use of executive authority. They could conceivably file suit or employ legislative tools to seek disapproval of disputed executive orders. Even if they cannot get the disapprovals through Congress, they can use the fight to highlight the president’s actions to motivate Republican voters in November.

    Mr. Obama’s allies say he cannot stand idle while Republicans, driven by political calculations, block worthwhile legislation that has widespread popular support. They say executive orders can create momentum and note that some — like the Emancipation Proclamation, the order by President Harry S. Truman to desegregate the military and President Bill Clinton’s expansion of public lands through the declaration of national monuments — have been transformative.

    And they say Congressional Republicans have driven Mr. Obama into finding a way to get something done.

    “Should he have to wait because of the intransigence, the obstacles that are placed by Republicans or because the Republicans would prefer to shut down our government?” asked Representative Xavier Becerra, Democrat of California.

    Representative Joseph Crowley, Democrat of New York, conceded that governance by executive order is not ideal but was justifiable given the depth of Republican opposition.

    “This is not a panacea, this is not the fix we are looking for,” he said of the president’s action on wages. “But he is leading by example, sending a message to Congress that we need to raise the minimum wage for all Americans.”

    But for Mr. Obama, who began his presidency with a gauzy vision of a post-partisan brand of politics that proved to be unrealistic, leading through executive order is not what he had in mind.

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    In his annual address before Congress, President Obama promised to confront growing economic inequality and outlined a list of actions he would take without Congressional approval.

    The president’s appearance at the Capitol, with all the traditional pomp and anticipation punctuated by partisan standing ovations, came at a critical juncture as Mr. Obama seeks to define his remaining time in office. He touched on foreign policy, asserting that “American diplomacy backed by the threat of force” had forced Syria to give up chemical weapons and that “American diplomacy backed by pressure” had brought Iran to the negotiating table. And he repeated his plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan this year and threatened again to veto sanctions on Iran that disrupt his diplomatic efforts.

    The most emotional point of the evening came with the introduction of Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg, an Army Ranger the president had met both before and after he was ravaged by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. As Sergeant Remsburg, blind in one eye and having to learn to walk again, made it to his feet in the first lady’s box, lawmakers of both parties gave him an extended ovation.

    But Mr. Obama’s message centered on the wide gap between the wealthiest and other Americans as he positioned himself as a champion of those left behind in the modern economy. “Those at the top have never done better,” he said. “But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled.

    “The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by, let alone to get ahead,” he added. “And too many still aren’t working at all. So our job is to reverse these trends.”

    To do so, the president announced an executive order raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for future federal contract workers and the creation of a new Treasury savings bond for workers without access to traditional retirement options. He proposed incentives for trucks running on alternative fuels and higher efficiency standards for those running on gasoline. And he announced a meeting on working families and a review of federal job training programs.

    Mr. Obama was gambling that a series of ideas that seem small-bore on their own will add up to a larger collective vision of an America with expanded opportunity. But the moderate ambitions were a stark contrast to past years when Mr. Obama proposed sweeping legislation to remake the nation’s health care system, regulate Wall Street, curb climate change and restrict access to high-powered firearms.

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    G.O.P. Response to Obama’s Speech

     

    Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington State delivered the official Republican rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union address.

    Republicans responded by blaming Mr. Obama for the country’s economic problems, but the party’s leaders avoided the language of last year’s government shutdown and hoped to present what Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington called “a more hopeful, Republican vision” intended to appeal particularly to women in a midterm election year.

    In her party’s official response, Ms. Rodgers offered a folksy, personal presentation, describing in moving terms her 6-year-old son, Cole, who was born with Down syndrome, even as she assailed Mr. Obama’s health care program, spending record and regulations. “Too many people are falling further and further behind because, right now, the president’s policies are making people’s lives harder,” she said. “Republicans have plans to close the gap.”

    But in a sign of the continued divisions within the Republican Party, some of its conservative leaders offered separate responses. Senator Mike Lee of Utah delivered a speech on behalf of Tea Party activists, and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky distributed his own remarks on Facebook, YouTube and other social media.

    Mr. Lee echoed his party message by criticizing Mr. Obama’s policies, declaring that “Obamacare, all by itself, is an inequality Godzilla.” But he also noted, “My own party has been part of the problem, too often joining the Democrats to rig our economy to benefit the well-connected at the expense of the disconnected.”

    Both the president and lawmakers brought guests intended to make political points. Among the Republican guests was Willie Robertson, a star of the reality show “Duck Dynasty,” whose father stirred controversy by condemning “homosexual offenders.”

    Other guests in the first lady’s box with Michelle Obama were Americans who have benefited from the president’s health care program and, in a jab at Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, Gov. Steve Beshear, who has energetically carried out the program in their home state, Kentucky.

    Highlights and Analysis of the State of the Union Address

    Times reporters provided updates on the president’s speech.

    The response of members at points in the speech may have offered signals of the year to come. When Mr. Obama urged Congress to “fix our broken immigration system,” Speaker John A. Boehner and other Republicans applauded, foreshadowing an effort to find a bipartisan compromise. When Mr. Obama boasted that he had “rolled parts of” Iran’s nuclear program back, there was no applause, amid bipartisan skepticism of diplomacy with Tehran.

    Despite his vow to move ahead without Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama said he was not giving up on Congress altogether and recycled calls for many past legislative priorities, like extending unemployment insurance. “Let’s see where else we can make progress together,” he said.

    He said “this needs to be the year” that lawmakers clear the way to closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He called for an across-the-board increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 from $7.25. “Say yes,” he urged. “Give America a raise.” He called for expanding the earned-income tax credit for low-wage workers without children.

    And he offered a vigorous defense of his embattled health care program. “Let’s not have another 40-something votes to repeal a law that’s already helping Americans,” he said.

    But after a year in which most of his legislative priorities, like gun control, went nowhere, Mr. Obama has made it clear that he has restrained expectations about his ability to compromise with Republicans in the House. Mr. Obama’s minimum wage plan provided an example of the new approach he plans. Since he failed to push through legislation last year, he decided to issue his order covering federal contractors.

    Still, the order also illustrated the limits of that approach. An increase in the minimum wage passed by Congress would mean a raise for 17 million Americans. Mr. Obama’s executive order, by contrast, will affect relatively few workers at first because it will apply only to new or renewed contracts. Eventually it might affect several hundred thousand workers at most, according to some estimates.

    By the numbers, Mr. Obama has so far been restrained in his use of executive power. He has signed just 168 executive orders, and the 147 he issued in his first term were the fewest of any president over a similar period going back at least a century. In their first terms, George W. Bush signed 173 executive orders, Bill Clinton 200 and Ronald Reagan 213.

    But the numbers matter less than the scope of the ones that are signed. Mr. Obama has unilaterally deferred deportation of younger illegal immigrants, delayed enforcement of his health care law and declined to defend legal challenges against the Defense of Marriage Act, a law barring federal recognition of same-sex marriages.

    Perhaps the most far-reaching are regulations being developed to limit carbon emissions at the nation’s power plants.

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    "To the extent that the administration has holdover positions in siding with corporations, whether it's trade deals or other issues, obviously that hurts the image in voters minds of the Democratic party helping the little guys," Green said.

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    Can Microgrids Bring Low-Carbon Power to Tens of Millions of People? | Alternet

    Can Microgrids Bring Low-Carbon Power to Tens of Millions of People? | Alternet: "Microgrid companies like Mera Gao Power offer a modest and rapidly installed infrastructure, serving as few as 20 customers from a small set of solar panels that often produce only a few kilowatts. One day in a village in Uttar Pradesh I saw how easy it is to install a microgrid. A team of four workers from Mera Gao strung lights to about 40 households. They attached the cables along house eaves and through the trees. (In other towns, installers use the abandoned poles of failed government power projects.) With the addition of two solar panels and a bank of lead-acid batteries, the system was good to go. "



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    Egypt's military clears path to return to political rule | Al Jazeera America

    Egypt's military clears path to return to political rule | Al Jazeera America: "Democratic party, part of the liberal alliance that supported Morsi's ouster, but who now fears a return to autocratic rule.

    The fragile security situation only feeds into many Egyptians' desire for a strong leader who can restore stability. If Sisi runs in the elections, due by the end of April, he would likely sweep the vote, given his popularity among a significant sector of the public, the lack of alternatives, the almost universal support by Egypt's media and the pervasive intimidation of critics."



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    Monday, January 27, 2014

    Rich Man 'Apologizes' For Nazi Comments While Showing Off Super-Expensive Watch

    Rich Man 'Apologizes' For Nazi Comments While Showing Off Super-Expensive Watch: ""I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich,'" Perkins wrote in his original letter to the WSJ. "Kristallnacht was unthinkable in 1930; is its descendant 'progressive' radicalism unthinkable now?""



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    This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Put A Lemon Wedge In Your Water Again

    This Will Make You Never, Ever Want To Put A Lemon Wedge In Your Water Again: "But before you freak out, here's some perspective: His research has turned up similar organisms all over restaurants, from ketchup bottles and salt and pepper shakers to menus and table surfaces. And the same likely goes for a variety of other drink garnishes, including onions, limes and your cherry on top. Aside from basic hygiene, like hand washing and choosing a clean restaurant, sometimes you really do have to trust your immune system to do its job. "Microbes are ubiquitous ... You're not going to escape unscathed forever," he says. "You do your best to prevent unnecessary illness.""



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    Packing Pakistan - DAWN.COM

    Packing Pakistan - DAWN.COM: "Packing Pakistan
    27th January' 2014 | DAWN.COM | Asif Umar
    David Greg Harth, an interactive visual artist from New York, invited the audience members at T2F to bring a memorabilia of Karachi for him to pack in a suitcase to take back home.

    Harth said, “he expected nothing” from the audience but received paintings, coins, prayer mats and matchsticks as some objects by the end of the night.

    Harth intends to take the suitcase back to New York where he will compile a book composed of photographs of these objects and the meaning it holds for the person and will send each contributor a signed copy of the book."



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    The ‘Muslim-first’ Obsession ‹ Newsweek Pakistan

    The ‘Muslim-first’ Obsession ‹ Newsweek Pakistan: "Naik said: “Turn the tables, let the Brit be embarrassed. When asked this question, he will have to say he is a human being first. The situation created by this confusion will spare the Pakistani Brit the dilemma of a clash between his religious identity and his national one.” But what Naik said pertained to an issue that raises its head in Pakistan too. And none other than Pakistan’s interior minister has highlighted it."



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    Prominent Ventura County physician dies VC Star 01/27/14 Unitarian


    Prominent Ventura County physician dies VC Star 01/27/14

    Prominent Ventura County physician dies


    Sunday, January 26, 2014

    Red-light cameras being stopped

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    Afghanistan Exit Is Seen as Peril to Drone Mission - NYTimes.com

    Afghanistan Exit Is Seen as Peril to Drone Mission - NYTimes.com: "Other allied countries are within the Reaper’s range — in the Persian Gulf, for example. But the distances would be too great to carry out drone operations effectively, officials said, and it is very unlikely that any of those nations would approve launching the diplomatically sensitive strikes missions from their soil.

    “There’s no easy alternative to Afghanistan,” one former senior American counterterrorism official said."



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    BBC News - Camp Bastion assault: Details emerge of Taliban attack

    BBC News - Camp Bastion assault: Details emerge of Taliban attack: "A four-and-a-half hour long firefight then ensued.

    Sgt Roy "Doc" Geddes was one of those leading the counter-attack.

    "This is something we weren't expecting, the base is quite well defended," he said.

    "Obviously they've found the weak point, and managed to exploit that and get on to the base, but once they were on they were dealt with effectively and quickly."

    The airfield's four fire appliances made their way to the site (nearby fuel pits had also been set alight). They needed to be resupplied with water three times.

    "The flames were about 100ft," said Sgt Simon Allsop, watch manager of the Red Watch in Camp Bastion's fire section."



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    BBC News - Who are the Taliban?

    BBC News - Who are the Taliban?: "They were accused of various human rights and cultural abuses. One notorious example was in 2001, when the Taliban went ahead with the destruction of the famous Bamiyan Buddha statues in central Afghanistan, despite international outrage.

    On October 7, 2001, a US-led military coalition invaded Afghanistan and by the first week of December the Taliban regime had collapsed.

    Mullah Omar and his comrades have evaded capture despite one of the largest manhunts in the world.

    They are generally thought to be taking refuge in the Pakistani city of Quetta, from where they are guiding the resurgent Taliban.

    But the existence of what is dubbed the "Quetta Shura" is denied by Islamabad.

    Despite ever higher numbers of foreign troops, the Taliban have steadily extended their influence, rendering vast tracts of Afghanistan insecure, and violence in the country has returned to levels not seen since 2001."



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    BBC News - Lebanese owner who died defending Kabul restaurant

    BBC News - Lebanese owner who died defending Kabul restaurant: "Kamal did everything possible to make his Taverna restaurant a home away from home for many Kabul residents.

    Whatever food you ordered, he brought double the amount. And when he joined your table, he also brought compelling tales to share.

    One night I invited him to join us to discuss a film we were planning on a famous Kabul roundabout that, for centuries, was a focus group for kings and courtiers. In Dari they called it Akbar-e Sar-e Chowk - the news from the roundabout.

    It was Kamal who s"



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    BBC News - Pakistan is in the grip of chaos

    BBC News - Pakistan is in the grip of chaos: "Violence is soaring to new levels in Pakistan, with militants unleashing a wave of deadly attacks - and the government is dithering about what to do, writes guest columnist Ahmed Rashid.

    Tuesday 21 January was a fairly normal day in Pakistan. Twenty-nine Shia Muslims were killed by Sunni militants near Quetta in Balochistan province after a suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into the bus they were travelling in. Meanwhile, in Karachi, three Shias were shot dead, in another attack claimed by Sunni extremists.

    And on the same day, renowned Urdu writer and professor Asghar Nadeem Syed was wounded by unknown gunmen in Lahore."



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    Muslim Health Network ::

    Muslim Health Network ::: "Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants and gambling and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from prayer, will ye not then abstain? (5:90)"



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    Muslim Health Network ::

    Muslim Health Network ::: "THE BLACK SEED

    History of the Black Seed
    For over two thousand years the black seed, a plant from the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family, has been traditionally used by various cultures throughout the world as a natural remedy for several diseases and ailments and to improve health in general.

    The ancient Egyptians knew and used the black seed and described it as a panacea (cure for problems and diseases). Tutankamun even had a bottle of the oil in his tomb!

    The Romans also knew this seed and called it Greek Coriander and used it as a dietary supplement.

    In the first century, the Greek physician Dioscoredes recorded that the black seed were taken to treat headaches, nasal congestion, toothache and intestinal worms."



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    UMMRAH: HOW OLD MAKKAH FIGHTS BACK…………..40 SALAH IN MASJED E NABVI PART FIVE | Siraat-e-Mustaqeem

    UMMRAH: HOW OLD MAKKAH FIGHTS BACK…………..40 SALAH IN MASJED E NABVI PART FIVE | Siraat-e-Mustaqeem: "UMMRAH: HOW OLD MAKKAH FIGHTS BACK…………..40 SALAH IN MASJED E NABVI PART FIVE
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    Salah is the easiest and can be the shortest and most concise ebadah in all of those designated to us as muslims. Unless behes"



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    Siraat-e-Mustaqeem | In search for the straight path? Please do share your experiences in your comments

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    Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance - NYTimes.com

    Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Paul is not the first political son encumbered by a father’s legacy, but his mantle is unusually heavy. He has been his father’s apprentice, aide, surrogate and, finally, successor. Side-by-side portraits of father and son adorn one wall in his Senate conference room.

    “We both believe in limited government,” Mr. Paul said. “We believe in a strict, or originalist, interpretation of the Constitution. We both believe that foreign policy has been too overreaching.”"



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    Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance - NYTimes.com

    Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Paul is not the first political son encumbered by a father’s legacy, but his mantle is unusually heavy. He has been his father’s apprentice, aide, surrogate and, finally, successor. Side-by-side portraits of father and son adorn one wall in his Senate conference room.

    “We both believe in limited government,” Mr. Paul said. “We believe in a strict, or originalist, interpretation of the Constitution. We both believe that foreign policy has been too overreaching.”"



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    Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance - NYTimes.com

    Rand Paul’s Mixed Inheritance - NYTimes.com: "Mr. Paul is not the first political son encumbered by a father’s legacy, but his mantle is unusually heavy. He has been his father’s apprentice, aide, surrogate and, finally, successor. Side-by-side portraits of father and son adorn one wall in his Senate conference room.

    “We both believe in limited government,” Mr. Paul said. “We believe in a strict, or originalist, interpretation of the Constitution. We both believe that foreign policy has been too overreaching.”"



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    House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan - NYTimes.com

    House Republicans to Offer Broad Immigration Plan - NYTimes.com: "Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders are expected to release a one-page statement of immigration principles this week at their annual retreat in Cambridge, Md., according to aides with knowledge of the plan. The document is expected to call for border security and enforcement measures, as well as providing a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country, the aides said"



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    False Claims in Afghan Accusations on U.S. Raid Add to Doubts on Karzai - NYTimes.com

    False Claims in Afghan Accusations on U.S. Raid Add to Doubts on Karzai - NYTimes.com:



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    Report from Libya-Jamahiriya: “Southern Libya Liberated by Green Resistance Forces” | Libyan Free Press

    Report from Libya-Jamahiriya: “Southern Libya Liberated by Green Resistance Forces” | Libyan Free Press: "JANUARY 17, 2014 ~ Reliable sources from inside Libya report that the Southern part of Libya has been LIBERATED from fake-Islamic Extremist Armed Gangs, Al Qaeda, TRAITOR “rebel” Rats and the puppet government put in place by NATO against the will of the people of Libya.

    The Libyan people are taking back their sovereignty and their country. The people of Libya and the Libyan tribes again demand that the UN/NATO/US stay OUT of their country and their OUT of their affairs

    The Free Libyan Resistance Green Flag flies in splendor and dignity in the following cities:"



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    Saturday, January 25, 2014

    Green Resistance & Black Libyans are freeing Jamahiriya from the neo-colonialist puppet government installed by the Zion-NATO forces ~ (Eng-Ita) | Libyan Free Press

    Green Resistance & Black Libyans are freeing Jamahiriya from the neo-colonialist puppet government installed by the Zion-NATO forces ~ (Eng-Ita) | Libyan Free Press: "Were such an alliance to develop however, it would be a watershed moment in the continued war for Libya.  As Green resistance fighters have shown in Sabha, they are able to organize themselves in the south of the country where they enjoy a large degree of popular support.  One could imagine an alliance in the south that would be able to hold territory and possibly consolidate power throughout the southern part of Libya, creating a de facto independent state.  Naturally, the cry from NATO and its apologists would be that this is anti-democratic and counter-revolution.   This would be understandable as their goal of a unified Libya subservient to international finance capital and oil interests would become unattainable."



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