Middle Eastern Countries Plot to Dump US Dollar
Oil-rich Middle-Eastern countries are meeting along with other world powers to plot a withdrawal from the US dollar as a petrocurrency. In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, | Read More »
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, Alexander Hamilton
, Federal Reserve
, fiat currency
, free market
, Gulf Cooperation Council
, International Monetary Fund
, Jim Rickards
, Middle East
, saudi arabia
, special drawing rights
, World Bank
Scapegoat, party of one, your table is ready
Shared from a co-author at my newly launched blog www.thefilthybeast.com -eworthi by Kaffee Beast Israel Real Missile Defense Focus By Greg Grant Friday, September 18th, 2009 2:17 pm “A Pentagon source told us recently that the issue that literally keeps senior military people up at night is the prospect of an Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear program. In recent months, the rhetoric coming from high-level | Read More »
So these “moderate” Fatah Palestinians decided to hold a conference and …
what a circus it has turned out to be! It is getting zero TV time here from what I’ve seen. The NY Times has several articles but they are watered down and inconsistent with each other. The Jerusalem Post has articles with more detail, but I believe the full versions have only a limited availability after the initial date posted. There are several interesting bits | Read More »
Gov. Palin headed for Europe to visit troops
From the governor via Twitter: “Travel now to bring appreciation from their Alaska family & Natl Guard leadership to heroes in US European Command’s area of responsibility” We had wondered if Gov. Palin was going to return to the Middle East to visit her state’s Guard troops deployed there after she tweeted: “Got Fed ok for Adjutant Gen Campbell, Command Sgt Major Choate and me | Read More »
Breaking News….Barack Obama NOW Has Muslim Roots
Throughout the tedious campaign cycle leading up to the 2008 election the fact that Barack Obama had Muslim roots was a subject that was considered off the table when discussing the candidate who would be President of The United States of America. If the subject was broached that person was accused of being racist or of out right calling Obama a terrorist or worse. His | Read More »
How do we Work With ‘Palestinians’ That Punish Little Girls for Playing Music?
We are sonorously told to respect the “Palestinians,” that their “government” is one we must work with to solve the ages old conflicts of the Middle East. We are also told by those advocating realpolitik between the west and the Muslim world that their system based on Islam is just as good as anyone else’s, just as we are so often assured that all governments | Read More »
Newsweek Map Labels Israel as ‘Palestinian Territory’
I don’t know if Newsweek is as eager to be rid of Israel as “The State of Islam” is these days or not, but on its interactive online map of the mid east, the news mag is featuring a map of Israel labeled as “Palestinian Territory.” Once you click over to the Newsweek map, holding the mouse over the tiny red shape north of Egypt | Read More »
The Middle East’s Biggest Governance Failure: It’s Not Elections, It’s Information
The Global Integrity Report is a bottom-up look at what’s working and what’s failed in efforts to fight corruption and abuses of power. I’m using this diary to share some of the findings with Red State readers. — Jonathan Eyler-Werve The Global Integrity Report: 2008, released this week, covered more countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) than ever before; among the Report’s | Read More »
Obama’s first 1:1 interview goes to…al-Aribiya
This guy is going to be a disaster. Obama gave his first one-on-one to al Aribiya. Check out some of his answers (hat tip to Hot Air) – most of what he says is typical Obama, the no-answer answer Obama, that is. Long on rhetoric, short of specifics. Some of his answers, though, are quite illuminating: http://www.alarabiya.net/articles/2009/01/27/65087.html#004 Q: You’ve been saying essentially that we should | Read More »
What is Obama president of again?
The UN? The BBC? Originally published by Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report Obama speaks in third person of United States as dictator His first phone call after re-taking the Oath of Office prescribed for the office of President of the United States (this time sans Bible), was to the leader of the Palestinian Authority, whose Fatah Party does not recognize the right | Read More »
Open Thread: no Idiot Wind.
The tedium of the commentary on the Middle East sort of resembles Bob Dylan’s Idiot Wind: Idiot wind, blowing through the flowers on your tomb, Blowing through the curtains in your room. Idiot wind, blowing every time you move your teeth, You’re an idiot, babe. It’s a wonder that you still know how to breathe. I myself doubt that there will ever be peace in | Read More »
When passages like the one contained in this story appear in discussing the most recent eruption of conflict between Israel and Hamas, you know that Hamas may well have stepped in it: There were protests and demonstrations against the offensive throughout the Arab world, as well as in several European capitals. In the occupied West Bank as well as in Israel, Palestinian demonstrators clashed repeatedly | Read More »
Positions in Arab World Following Obama’s Election
In scanning the Arab world’s press writers, they seem to be all over the place. Opinions range from concern about US Foreign Policy staying the same, to hope that Arabs can establish a lobby to influence foreign policy.
Oh Israel, Hast Thou Taken the Wooden Nickel?
After questions about Obamas support, or lack there of, of Israel he went there and in front of the press supported Israel’s right of defense and existence. Given his association withfriends of Hamas etc. and other anti-Israel associates like his friendand sometimes mentor Farrakhan it’s hard for me to believe he is on Israels side. During his campaign he fired Robert Malley for meeting with | Read More »
Jesse Explains What Change in the Middle East Obama has in Mind
When a news article starts out with this: PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week. He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the | Read More »