Saturday, December 10, 2016
Okay, when you look at this photo....look to the right of the protesters. See them? Those things with four wheels and an engine in each of them? Those engines require fossil fuel to operate. Those things brought the protesters to the site where this picture was taken. So, if we keep fossil fuel in the ground, then how do these people get to a protest to hold up these signs?
Friday, December 9, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 2016
The story comes from Al Arabiya.
The story comes from Al Arabiya.
Exclusive: PM May says Saudi saved UK from attacks
UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that Britain will stand against any action by Iran that is threatening to the region, highlighting joint operations with the Gulf Cooperation Council in order to combat terrorism, she said in an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya News Channel.
During her joint meeting with the leaders of the GCC in Manama, on Wednesday, PM May said: “There is information provided by Saudi Arabia that has saved Britain from terrorist operations, and there are opportunities we must use with our friends in the Gulf …GCC security is also UK security”
Al Arabiya will air on Wednesday an exclusive interview with the British Prime Minister. The interview that was conducted by Turki al-Dakhil is the first for the British PM on an Arab satellite channel since she took office.
Read the full transcript below:
Al Arabiya News' Turki al-Dakhil
“Prime Minister Theresa May, thank you so much for giving us time for this interview. I’ll start - we are in Bahrain, where you are guest of honor at the GCC Summit. What is your message to the GCC leaders?”
Prime Minister Theresa May Theresa May
“Well, first of all, I’m very privileged to have been invited to address the GCC Summit. I believe I’m the first British Prime Minister Theresa May to be - have been invited to do this, and I think it’s a symbol of the longstanding and very good relations that the United Kingdom has with the GCC states. And my message in coming here is that I want to build on that relationship for the future. I think there are many areas in which we can work together to our mutual interest and our mutual benefit. That’s on trade and prosperity, but also on security. We recognize the importance of security here. I think that Gulf security is our security, Gulf prosperity is our prosperity, and I’m looking forward to working with the Gulf states to build on the historic relationships we have.”
“Interesting. As well, talking about security, Prime Minister Theresa May, Bahrain and other GCC countries feel Iran is interfering and it is a farce. Do you share, Prime Minister Theresa May, the same concern with them?”
“We’re very clear-eyed about Iran, and I share concerns about their malign activities. Malign involvement in a number of parts of the region. I think it’s important that we work with the Gulf states on ensuring the stability and security of the region. We have now in - are establishing here in Bahrain the first permanent military presence for the United Kingdom east of Suez since 1971. I think it’s important, an important symbol of the significance that we feel of the security of this region. Of course, I - today I was on our ship HMS Ocean, which is here, has been working to help to secure the stability and the security of the region.”
“But Prime Minister Theresa May, do you see Iran stopping its aggressive behavior, if we can say?”
“Well, obviously some action has already been taken in relation to Iran. The deal that has been struck in relation to the nuclear deal, such that Iran is not able to access a nuclear weapon, is important. But I think it’s important that we continue to challenge Iran’s malign activities in other areas too. That’s what we are continuing to do as the UK. And - but also, it’s important to work with the Gulf states to ensure their security. And to do that, as I say, we have a physical military presence here, which I think is an important part of that.”
“Okay Prime Minister Theresa May, many people in the GCC, normal people, and even leaders, feel that the UK has turned its back on its allies and Iran has benefited from that. What is your view, Prime Minister Theresa May?”
“No, the UK continues to have good, strong relations with the Gulf and with the Gulf states, but I want to build on those for the future. The Gulf states are our strategic partner - Iran is not. It’s important that we build on the relationships we have with the Gulf states. I think that is - can be done in a number of areas. Yes, on security, but also on the prosperity agenda, on looking at the trade relationships that we can build on. We already see significant exports from the UK into the Gulf states, and significant investment from the Gulf states in the UK. I want to take that further.”
“But do you feel this feeling while you are sitting with the leaders in the GCC?”
“I feel a very positive approach from the leaders in the GCC, and a recognition that the UK and the Gulf states have done much together in the past. But this isn’t just about resting on our past relationship - it’s about saying: ‘How can we work together for the future? How can we work together to ensure the security and prosperity both of the Gulf, but also the UK?’”
“Interesting. Let’s change, if you don’t mind, to the - to other subject - let’s go to Europe. How do you see Britain in the world after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May?”
“Well, once we leave the European Union, I want to see Britain…”
“Well, when that will happen?”
“Well, it will - well, there is some process to go through first. We have to formally trigger the formal negotiations. I expect to trigger the negotiations by the end of March next year, and then there is a process which can be up to two years, as set forward in the relevant European treaty, for those negotiations to take place. When we leave the European Union, the UK will be free to negotiate, to have set up trade arrangements around the world.
“But I want to see the UK, having taken this decision to leave the European Union, as a confident, positive, outward-looking country. I want us to be a global leader in free trade, I think it’s very important for us to be out there arguing for the benefits, economic benefits, of free trade. I want to see us building on our alliances around the whole world. I also want to see us negotiating the right deal for the UK with the European Union, because we want to continue to have good relations. We’re leaving the EU - we’re not leaving Europe.”
“Interesting. One last question, Prime Minister Theresa May, if I may. Well, my viewers are curious to know who Theresa May is. My question: what is your message to Arab world about yourself?”
“I hope that people will see me as a dependable partner, and somebody who we - who can - they can work with to ensure prosperity and security here in the Gulf region, but also in the United Kingdom.”
“So this is your message you are trying to deliver to our people?”
“Indeed, and I look forward to the discussions I’m having at the GCC Summit, and also to the individual discussions that I’ll be having with the Gulf states’ leaders to look at the ways in which we can take our relationship forward. I want the Gulf states to see the UK as that dependable partner for the future.”
“Thank you so much, Prime Minister Theresa May, for this time. I really enjoyed interviewing you.”
“Thank you. I’ll ask about Arab and Muslim people. They are afraid of a lot of what happened in Europe. Do you have - share the same concern about UK after Brexit?”
“In terms of the United Kingdom, I’ve been giving a very simple message to people, that I want my time as Prime Minister Theresa May, I want my government, to be a government that works for everyone across the United Kingdom. I want the United Kingdom to be a great meritocracy, where people can get on and be the best that they want to be. And where what matters is not where you’ve come from or who your parents were, but actually, your own efforts and your own talents. Working for everyone: that’s the message, that’s what I will be doing in the UK.”
“Even after Brexit?”
“After Brexit, the UK will still be the UK. Life will be different, but we will be that confident, global, outward-looking country. We’ll maintain our good relations with Europe, but I want to ensure that at all times, we have a government and a country that works for everyone.”
“In which way do you think life will be different?”
“Well, we’ll no longer be a member of the European Union. That means we’ll be able to negotiate free-trade deals with other countries around the world. But I still want to get the right deal for the UK with the European Union, so that we can - and maintain those good relations with the European Union. It’s in the UK’s interest to see a strong EU and to maintain good relations with it.”
“Interesting. Thank you so much.”
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
People, use this Twitter hashtag #NancyPelosiRacist or #NancyPelosiIsRacist non stop. Let's bury the bitch for her OBVIOUS RACISM TOWARDS BLACKS!
Look at her RACIST comments regarding Ben Carson.
Our country deserves a HUD Secretary with the relevant experience. Dr. Carson is a disturbingly unqualified choice. https://t.co/BvlXlJw0xq pic.twitter.com/gCYaiIfmj3— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 5, 2016
Pelosi Statement on Nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of HUD
Monday, December 5, 2016
And so it begins...
The story comes from DAWN.
The story comes from DAWN.
Taliban hang university student in public
GHAZNI: Taliban militants publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer, Afghan officials said on Saturday.
The militants took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic university, from his car as he was travelling home to visit his family in the Chak district of Maidan Wardak province, around 60 kilometres west of Kabul.
“They hanged him on Friday in front of (the) public. Local elders tried to mediate to release him, but they failed,” Abdul Rehman Mangal, a spokesman for the governor of Maidan Wardak, said.
“They accused him of killing Mullah Mirwais the head of their intelligence in the area,” he said.
The Afghan interior ministry confirmed the execution and said they had launched an investigation “to arrest and punish the perpetrators of this criminal act”.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
"Tit for tat"....gone horribly wrong in Afghanistan.
The story comes from DAWN.
The story comes from DAWN.
Taliban kill 23 civilians in Afghanistan, say police
Taliban insurgents killed 23 civilians after they lost 29 of their fighters in an abortive attack on police in southern Afghanistan, police sources said on Friday.
“Taliban insurgents have launched coordinated attacks on police checkpoints in Nesh district of Kandahar yesterday, and they faced resistance from Afghan forces,” Kandahar police said in a press statement.
“Following the taliban attack, 29 taliban fighters were killed and a number of others sustained injuries, and large numbers of weapons and ammunition were confiscated from them,” the statement added.
“The brutal enemy after suffering defeat against Afghan forces, took their revenge by killing 23 civilians including five children and two women,” it said.
The police statement said the taliban had sought refuge in the homes of civilians and killed them after they opposed the insurgents.
According to Nesh district police commander Niaz Mohammed the attacks occurred on Wednesday and Thursday.
“After their defeat, the taliban wanted to hide in the houses and when the civilians showed their opposition, the taliban killed them,” he told AFP.
“Six members of a policeman's family were among the victims. In total 23 people (civilians) were killed.” said Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi rejected the claims as false.
While Nesh district borders Uruzgan province, which is a major opium producer and has a high taliban presence, its population is considered pro-government and Islamists insurgents rarely intervene there.
During the last taliban offensive in October on Kunduz, the economic capital of northeast Afghanistan, civilians who had fled the fighting accused the insurgents of hiding in their houses or seeking to establish their positions there. As in Nesh, they told AFP that those who resisted were killed.
The security situation has eased on most fronts in recent weeks with the coming of winter after a particularly brutal fighting season in which nearly 2,600 civilians were killed and another 5,800 wounded in the first nine months of the year, according to the UN.
Afghan military has also suffered at least 2,000 deaths since January, according to a security source, while a record half million people have been displaced by fighting.