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US election 2012: America’s enemies
still stand against you, Mr Obama

Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin

Original Article

Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/8/2012 7:21:21 PM

The President's foreign policy over Afghanistan and Iran is unconvincing and promises trouble . Barack Obama believes America’s decade of war is coming to a close. If only it were that simple. For a country that still has a large proportion of its armed forces deployed overseas on combat missions, surprisingly little attention was paid during the election campaign to how Mr Obama intends to deal with various national security issues. There was a flicker of interest during the final television debate, when Mitt Romney pressed the President on his policies for preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and defeating

      


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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2013 7:34:50 PM     Post Reply
US intelligence picked up on messages in which Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden´s successor, ordered Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the head of its Yemen branch, to carry out an attack. The messages represent rare coordination between al-Qaeda´s core leadership, which is in hiding in Pakistan, and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the terror group´s most dangerous offshoot. In response the US has ordered the unprecedented closure of embassies in 19 countries across the Middle East and Africa until at least Saturday. Britain, Germany, France and Holland have also closed their embassies in Sana´a, the Yemeni capital, until later in the week.

   

 

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The joke´s on Obama as he
replaces Romney as the
most popular political target
for late-night comedians
Daily Mail [UK], by Rosie Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2013 4:05:28 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has replaced Republican Mitt Romney as the most popular target for comedians, a study has revealed. [Snip] Obama was the target of 288 gags made by Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Kimmel, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University. The second most joked-about individual was New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, at 120. But as the study was conducted before Weiner´s second sexting scandal had come to light, the number of jokes aimed at him is expected to have jumped dramatically

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get any more humiliating. . .
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brings out her own X-rated movie
Daily Mail [UK], by Meghan Keneally    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2013 3:56:11 PM     Post Reply
Anthony Weiner´s sexting partner has stripped down for the public as she filmed a video for a major porn distributor. Sydney Leathers poses provocatively in a five-minute clip of the video, and talks about her virtual relationship with the disgraced congressman. ´He would always compliment me on my breasts and my butt and my feet, and he would always tell me I was the perfect height to wear heels,´ the 23-year-old said. In the video, created by porn production company Vivid, Leathers is seen disrobing from various lingerie sets and displaying the assets that many feel cost Weiner his

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brother after pair kidnapped
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Daily Mail (UK) & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2013 3:39:41 PM     Post Reply
A Texas man dramatically turned the tables on two bank robbery suspects who had abducted him and his wife on Thursday, by pulling a gun on the duo and shooting them both, killing one. According to KHOU, the unnamed couple were targeted by brothers Jordan, 20, and Preston Kutach, 21, who knew that the woman worked at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus, near Houston. The suspects kidnapped the couple at gunpoint in their own home, then made them drive to the bank where they forced the woman to withdraw cash. But then her husband struck back

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2013 8:29:48 AM     Post Reply
Iran´s new president Hasan Rouhani has accused the United States of seeking an excuse to confront the country over its nuclear programme. The new leader reportedly made the claim during a meeting with North Korean official Kim Yong Nam, who is in the Iranian capital Tehran to see Mr Rouhani´s inauguration. According to Iranian state TV, the president said: ´We believe the United States and the Westerners are seeking an excuse to confront the countries that they do not consider friends.´ The West suspects Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapons programme, a charge which Iran denies.

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/5/2013 7:58:23 AM     Post Reply
The U.S. State Department has extended the closure orders for 19 embassies and consulates across the Middle East and Africa for a week--amid fears of a ´strategically significant´ terrorist attack against Western interests. Officials are offering few details about the threat from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the arm of the terrorist organization that is based in Yemen, but at least one report indicates it could involve a terrorist attack mounted by people with explosives surgically-implanted inside them--bombs capable of passing undetected through airport security. On Sunday, Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said ´the chatter´ intercepted by

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 9:02:41 PM     Post Reply
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than a month stranded at the terminal
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Sunday Telegraph [UK], by Con Coughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 8:42:42 PM     Post Reply
For an organisation that is said to be in terminal decline, al-Qaeda will draw immense satisfaction from the events of this past weekend, when it demonstrated its ability to disrupt the work of Western governments by forcing the temporary closure of dozens of diplomatic missions throughout the Arab world. While it is unclear what kind of threat prompted the US government to initiate such radical measures, or the Foreign Office to shut the British mission to Yemen, American intelligence officials are convinced that al-Qaeda is planning a spectacular attack to mark the festival of Eid, which comes at the

   

 

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/4/2013 4:36:06 PM     Post Reply
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