Posts Tagged ‘Interior Minister’

At War with Iran

by Alan Caruba on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

This is article 740 of 1260 in the topic International

“State TV said President Assad’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat, and Gen Dawoud Rajha, the defence minister were victims of a blast during a high level security meeting. The Interior minister was also injured. Gen Shawkat was the deputy defense minister and was among the most feared figures in Assad’s inner circle. He is married to Assad’s elder sister, Bushra.” – The Telegraph (UK) July 18, 2012

The best thing now for Syria would be a dead Bashar al-Assad and events are pointing toward that conclusion. The world has been watching the slaughter of Syrians by their own government as Bashar follows in his father’s footsteps.

Events dubbed the “Arab Spring” have forced dictators out of Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, but left behind nations that are likely not much improved over their previous governments. Middle Eastern states are essentially groups of warring tribes and are divided by the schism between Sunnis and Shiites.

The motivation for these uprisings is the widespread poverty throughout the Middle East and the fact that much of the population is quite young. It is a volatile combination.

At this point, Bashar al-Assad and the minority Alawite tribe that supports him are concentrated on simply surviving. It is a civil war not unlike Libya’s. The earlier uprisings have inspired people to rid themselves of their dictators, but there has been no evidence that their replacements are in a mood to do anything but establish new governments to control the oil wealth that sustains much of the region.

For now, using the covert skills of the CIA, the U.S. is providing arms to the Syrian rebels while the Saudis are picking up the costs. Recall that the U.S. provided similar assistance to the mujahadin who forced the Soviet Union out of Afghanistan. That conflict included the creation of al Qaeda and their appreciation was demonstrated on 9/11.

At this point, other than guarding their border with Syria, the Israelis are concentrated on the threat that a nuclear Iran poses. They are not alone, but the question remains whether the Obama administration would support an attack on Iran. Obama’s animosity toward Israel could require them to wait in the hope of a new president by 2013.

The Israelis have a track record. In the past, when they felt their survival was on the line they destroyed an Iraqi nuclear reactor in the 1981 and a Syrian one in 2007. They have defeated their Arab neighbors in several wars since their founding in 1948.

Technically the U.S. has been at war with Iran since 1979 when the Islamic revolution there included taking 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released when Reagan took the oath of office in 1981.

Iran has been the largest exporter of terrorism in the world since then. The ayatollahs have not ceased their quest for nuclear weapons capability and reportedly are closing in on the final stages. Meanwhile, they have developed missiles that could reach Israel, Europe, and even the U.S. Iran is this generation’s equivalent of Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

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Multiculturalism Crashes in Netherlands, Provides “Teaching Moment” for Obama and Democrats!

by John Lillpop on Saturday, June 25th, 2011

This is article 178 of 466 in the topic Immigration

As America continues to drift further and further toward the abyss of unsustainable liberalism, those who have “been there, done that” know better and are going in exactly the opposite direction.

As reported in part, the Dutch FINALLY recognize that the insanity of multiculturalism needs to be reversed:

A new integration bill which Dutch Interior Minister Piet Hein Donner presented to parliament on June 16, reads: “The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people. In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a central role. With this change, the government steps away from the model of a multicultural society.”

The letter continues: “A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens. It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands. The integration will not be tailored to different groups.”

The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants. For example, immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants to ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.

The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner, “it is not the government’s job to integrate immigrants.” The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws forced marriages and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress. More specifically, the government will impose a ban on face-covering Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2013.”

Imagine that! A society where no one feels at home!

Sounds eerily like California and other U.S. states inundated with millions of uneducated, non-English speaking invaders from Mexico and points south.

Been to Los Angeles or New York City lately?

The notion that “it is not the government’s job to integrate immigrants,” is a vital truth that is clearly lost on President Obama and Janet Napolitano and the Democrat Party!

And on Obama’s goofy aunt, the illegal alien.

The Dutch have also hit gold with their requirement that immigrants learn the home language and accept home land values. More truths lost on Democrats!

OMG! Are those bleeping Dutch out of their bleeping minds? What about inclusiveness, open borders, and all of the other stupidity that has America headed toward a third-world status akin to dreary old Mexico?

Clearly, the Dutch have been infested with racism and Islamaphobia!

Or, looking at it logically, the Dutch have finally seen the light and recognize that multiculturalism is a crock that serves nobody!

Democrats in America should acquaint themselves with the awful consequences of multiculturalism before pushing amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens!
Do it for the citizens!

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The Mafia Goes ‘Green’

by Greg Pollowitz on Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

This is article 259 of 1260 in the topic International

Police in Italy have seized Mafia-linked assets worth $1.9 billion — the biggest mob haul ever — in an operation revealing that the crime group was trying to “go green” by laundering money through alternative energy companies.

Investigators said the assets included more than 40 companies, hundreds of parcels of land, buildings, factories, bank accounts, stocks, fast cars and luxury yachts.

Most of the seized assets were located in Sicily, home of the Cosa Nostra, and in southern Calabria, home of its sister crime organisation, the ‘Ndrangheta.

At the centre of the investigation was Sicilian businessman Vito Nicastri, 54, a man known as the “Lord of the Wind” because of his vast holdings in alternative energy concerns, mostly wind farms.

Interior Minister Roberto Maroni called the operation “the largest seizure ever made” against the Mafia.

General Antonio Girone, head of the national anti-Mafia agency DIA, said Nicastri was linked to Matteo Messina Denaro, believed to be Mafia’s current “boss of bosses”.

Investigators said Nicastri’s companies ran numerous wind farms as well as factories that produced solar energy panels.

“It’s no surprise that the Sicilian Mafia was infiltrating profitable areas like wind and solar energy,” Palermo magistrate Francesco Messineo told a news conference.

Officials said the operation was based on a 2,400-page investigative report and followed the arrest of Nicastri last year.

Senator Costantino Garraffa, a member of the parliamentary anti-Mafia committee, said the Mafia was trying to break into the “new economy,” of alternative energy as it sought out virgin ventures to launder money from drugs and other rackets.

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Mérida Plan – US and Mexico approve use of Hi-Tech to Fight Crime South of the Border

by Greg Hedgepath on Monday, September 6th, 2010

As America continues to watch violence and death on and below our southern borders grow it’s epic numbers of victims the Obama administration continues its assault on states that are trying to do the job that Obama refuses to do.  Keep this violence away from American soil.  But it is easier for a group of folks that have never had real jobs or owned a business to sue instead.

Strengthen the Mérida Plan=-15%

United States and Mexico agreed to work together in shaping highly qualified personnel and the use of new technological resources and bilateral information systems that contribute to the security of both nations.

The interior minister, José Francisco Blake Mora and the Director of the National Office for Drug Control United States Government, Gil Kerlikowske, agreed to strengthen the Mérida Initiative as a mechanism of cooperation to address the phenomenon of drug use and the problems it causes.

…..Blake and the drug czar also agreed to further promote the use of technological resources and bilateral information systems in the fight against crime.

So how many US Drones can you buy with $36 Million dollars?

The above video was taken in January of 2010.  As of September 5th 2010 Obama has only deployed 30 National Guard Troops to the Mexican border in Arizona.
The state they love to sue.

However from the other hand of the Obama administration they restrain the funding over “Human Rights” violations by the Mexican Military.  All the while ommitting from the UN report that fact that “Americas Open Southern Border” is a baited field for heat stroke and death by dehydration or perhaps even rape and murder. This is part of a pattern of obfuscation of immigration laws being administered by the Obama admin.  It appears that the Obama administration is doing just enough to keep its own name off of the Human Rights violations that it puts it’s Enemy States on.  And then with out haste sends the report it’s Puppet Master, the UN.

The State Department, in a report delivered to Congress on Friday Sept 2nd, said it would release $36 million from earlier budgets.  But it said it would withhold 15 percent of the $175 million allocated in the most recent budget.

So these videos explain what the Mérida Initiative actually does.

The Merida Initiative and Collapse by Design, Part 1

The Merida Initiative and Collapse by Design, Part 2

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