Citing allegations of atrocities, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered U.S. Special Forces out of the Wardak province. But are the atrocities allegations the real reason behind Karzai's edict?
Without any authority from Congress or the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration announced this week that, in coordination with other Western governments and Arab dictatorships, U.S. taxpayers will provide yet another $60 million in direct aid to the Syrian “rebels” — a broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces. Since the war broke out, the president has already spent close to half-a-billion taxpayer dollars propping up the “revolutionaries,” who have strong support from the highest ranks of the global establishment. Tens of thousands have already died in the conflict.
Pier Luigi Bersani, the former Communist Party leader, squeaked out a bare plurality in the Italian elections, but not enough to put together a government — but Berlusconi and Monti don't look any better. Is wild card Beppe Grillo the only option?
In an Orwellian move that has already been widely criticized and ridiculed by analysts across the political spectrum, the United Nations announced last week that Socialist French President François Hollande would be awarded a UN “Peace Prize” for his government’s invasion of Mali to support a military coup-installed regime battling separatist rebels. Human rights groups say the controversial international military intervention, led by Hollande in France but heavily supported by the UN and Obama, has already resulted in civilian massacres and possibly war crimes.
The greatly delayed and infinitesimally small credit rating downgrade of the U.K.'s debt by Moody's Investors Service caused nary a ripple in bond markets, as Britain's welfare state continues to rack up unsustainable debts.