There will be wars and rumors of wars. This is just one more reason why we need to put a strong leader into the Presidency in November. Our current administration is looking to decimate our military at a time when the global winds are growing more unstable. If we continue to allow for this, we will need to learn to speak both Chinese and Farsi.
Iran has decided that they will go to war in a “pre-emptive” strike if they “think” that they are threatened. This is just one more attempt to lure Israel into a military conflict. Iran has no interest in being part of a “global community”. They are driven by an ideology of superiority and lead by a deranged mad man.
Kovacs Perspective: Iran’s leaders are stupid by STEVE KOVACS
What do the leaders of Iran hope to accomplish with their latest round of insane moves? First, they decide to “cut off” oil supplies to England and France as a response to the sanctions imposed by those countries. What affect will this have? NONE! England had already stopped importing oil from Iran and the amount received by France adds up to less than 3% of their total oil imports. Next, the leaders of Iran are doing everything they can to provoke an attack from either Israel or the US. What could possibly make them believe that this is, in any way, a good idea? Sadam Hussain thought that his massive army could match up to the might of the US and we all saw how that worked out. All of this is shear insanity; Iran’s leaders are just being stupid.
Ringside Politics: President Obama, China’s best friend by JEFF CROUERE
President Obama’s systematic destruction of the U. S. economy continues. This time it is his bowing down to the radical environmental movement by delaying an approval decision to locate an oil pipeline project from Canada. This project would provide thousands of desparately needed jobs while offering the opportunity for the U. S. to loosen the grip of OPEC on our energy supply. But, instead of doing something to help his own nation, the president’s decision has caused the Canadian government to state that they would now be increasing their oil exports to China instead. Once again we see China benefitting from the inability of our president to do what is right for the United States. China is one of the worst polluters on the planet, but the radical environmental movement doesn’t seem to care. The only agenda here is the wholesale ruin of our nation.
FARC rebels urged to disarm by Colombian president
by Jim Kouri
One soldier was killed and two more were injured Sunday after simultaneous attacks from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in several towns of Colombia’s southwestern Cauca region.
Police said that the soldier died in one of the first attacks in Suarez municipality, where FARC members launched explosive devices against an army vehicle.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Sunday renewed his call for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels to disband and disarm.
“Here, where the FARC was born 47 years ago, I send them a message: Disband, lay down your arms, renounce violence and terrorism and we will be ready to give you an opportunity in civic life,” Santos said in the central town of Marquetalia, FARC’s birthplace.
Santos also said the FARC’s new practice of recruiting minors, a response to intensified government crackdown, is against international humanitarian law.
The president’s remarks came amid recent attacks of FARC guerrillas in several regions and increased clashes between government troops and the rebels.
Two government soldiers were killed Saturday in a clash with an elite FARC commando unit in the southern province of Caqueta. Two other soldiers were wounded Sunday after FARC members attacked a police station in Sardinata in the northeastern province of Norte de Santander.
The FARC, Colombia’s largest rebel group with a nationwide operation range, has been involved in decades-long anti-government armed struggle since its inception in 1964.
Last month, FARC attacked an oil field operated by a Canadian company near the Venezuelan border. According to a report, the FARC guerrillas dressed in police uniforms blew up a 400-barrel oil storage tank and destroyed an oil dipper belonging to the Canadian Alange Energy Corporation.
Last week, FARC — designated a terrorist group by the U.S. State and Treasury Departments – launched two other attacks in Caqueta in the southern part of the country, killing one person, wounding four others and setting six vehicles on fire.
Officials believe that FARC’s attacks were aimed to distract crackdown operations against them in areas near Venezuelan borders.
Recent attacks by the FARC terrorists indicate the rebel group is still a threat, U.S. ambassador in Bogota Michael Mckinley said.
Besides being a Marxist revolutionary group, FARC is a leading drug trafficking gang with ties to the Colombian drug cartels.
The attacks also signaled the FARC’s attempt to demonstrate strength as the rebel group believes they were the only way to react to Colombia’s counter-terrorism operations.
Ambassador McKinley stated that he was particularly concerned over the situation in the southern province of Cauca, where the FARC struck in Toribio, Corintio and Caldono over the weekend, leaving 6 dead, 70 others wounded and about 500 homes destroyed.
Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera said the attacks was a FARC strategy to disrupt the army’s manhunt for Alfonso Cano, the FARC’s top leader.
Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he’s a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he’s a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.
He’s former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed “Crack City” by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He’s also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Kouri writes for many police and security magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer and others. He’s a news writer and columnist for AmericanDaily.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com, MichNews.Com, and he’s syndicated by AXcessNews.Com. Kouri appears regularly as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Fox News Channel, Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, etc.
Ringside Politics Commentary: With our economy shattered, President Obama wants to bail out everyone but America by JEFF CROUERE
The world’s economies are teetering on the edge. Greece and the European Union are in debt crisis. The US has high unemployment and debt problems as well, yet, President Obama wants us to loan money to many foreign entities (some who are actually enemies). It is time to stop the insanity of uncontrolled spending.
ORRVILLE, Ohio — Coffee drinkers will soon be getting another jolt at the supermarket: The company that sells Folgers and packaged Dunkin’ Donuts coffees has announced its second double-digit price increase this year.
J.M. Smucker Co. said Tuesday that it will charge retailers 11 percent more, on average, for most of its U.S. coffee products. Smucker blames a continuing rise in what it pays for unroasted beans, known as green coffee.
Coffee companies and analysts say speculators may be causing most of the increase, though demand is rising in emerging markets and harsh weather in some major coffee-growing regions shrank supply. Green coffee prices jumped 77 percent last year.
Smucker said its latest price increase includes Smucker’s Millstone and Folgers Gourmet Selections packaged coffees. For the Dunkin Donuts brand, the increase affects only packaged coffee sold in grocery, club, drug and general-merchandise stores. Items sold at Dunkin at Dunkin Donuts shops are not Smucker products.
Smucker, based in Orrville, Ohio, said in early February that it was raising coffee prices 10 percent, on top of a 9 percent price hike last August, which followed a 4 percent increase in May 2010.
The company, whose other products include Jif peanut butter, Crisco and its namesake jams, is not alone. Sara Lee Corp., which sells Maison du Cafe, L’Or and Cafe Pilao, said this winter that rising green coffee costs led it to raise its prices. Kraft cited rising coffee prices in a broad price hike it levied this winter. Peet’s Coffee and Tea Inc. has raised its retail prices twice recently in response to raw costs.
And in March Starbucks Corp., the world’s biggest coffee chain, raised the prices it charges retailers for packaged Starbucks and Seattle’s Best coffee by 12 percent, citing higher bean costs. Starbucks left up to grocers and other retailers whether they passed along the increase to consumers. But it said it had locked in the prices it pays for beans the remainder of the fiscal year.
The mouse has found a new voice with: “Myalterego” the shark. Listen to the shark pontificate mightily about floods, tornados, earthquakes and other natural disasters as well as end of the world predictions. Come along as the shark moves in to “Take a Bite Out of Stupidity!”
Ringside Politics Commentary: Why are we still funding Pakistan? by JEFF CROUERE
Listen to Jeff as he asks the question: “Why are we still sending aid to Pakistan and other foreign missons who harbor terrorists”?
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