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Israel Brings Food, Gas, Generators To Sandy’s Victims

How come we didn’t read about this in the news? Oh, that’s right, the main stream press doesn’t consider it news when Israel does something exceptional! So here’s some news the mainstream media forgot to tell you about. _______________________ Israel

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US Citizen Took Millions from ISI to Lobby DC

Ghulam Nabi Fai, 62, a Kashmiri-born American citizen has pled guilty to secretly receiving millions of dollars from Pakistan’s military intelligence service, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), in contravention of federal law. No less serious is that he was using the money to buy

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Iran Threatens Confrontation at Hormuz; US Navy Says this “Will Not Be Tolerated”

Iran has renewed its threat to close access to the Strait of Hormuz, cutting off some 17% of the world’s oil supply from its market. The US Navy has countered that such a move will not be tolerated. As each

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Posted in Headline, Middle East, World

Four Days After US Troops Leave, 16 Bombs in Baghdad, 68 Dead

Sixteen explosions, most of them targeting workers and school children during the morning rush-hour, killed at least 68 people and wounded more than 185, in a series of coordinated bomb attacks in Baghdad on Thursday. It is thought that four

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Posted in Headline, Middle East, Terrorism

Why so much talk about the Middle East?

It is clear from the number of articles on the home page that deal with the Middle East, that Gerard Direct considers the nations of that region – Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and Iran, among others, to be a

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Posted in Middle East, US, World

DC Tells Israel: Stand Down, Sit Down, Shut Up!

UPDATED 12/30/2011  Not long ago, US President Barack Obama declared in ringing tones, “We don’t compromise when it comes to Israel’s security.” Three days later, US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta gave a lecture to the Brookings Institute, in which he

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Posted in Flashpoint, Middle East, US

Russia Carrier Group Sent to Mediterranean

According to a report in al-Arabiya this morning, the Russian Defense Ministry has reported that the aircraft cruiser Admiral Kuznetsov left the artic port of Severomorsk, Russia’s base for its Northern Fleet, escorted by a destroyer and several supply ships.

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New Job Numbers Tell 1/2 the Story

There ’s good news and bad news.  The new job numbers are out, and on the face of it, things look like they are getting better. Unemployment, they say, is down from 9.0 to 8.6. That’s good, right? But wait

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Posted in Economy, US

Arab Spring Ready to Boil Over

The dynamic changes that have taken place in the Middle East over the last year have led to the most volatile and dangerous situation in recent history, one that could be a precursor to a global war. As the final

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Posted in Middle East, Terrorism, World

Rockets Fired at Israel from Lebanon

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirms at least three Katyusha rockets exploded in Western Galilee on Monday night.  The search for a fourth rocket continues, based on witnesses who say they heard a fourth explosion. Israel’s Channel 2 News reported

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Posted in Middle East