National Security

CAIR Member Seeks Seat on NYC City Council

Zead Ramadan is seeking the seat being vacated by Councilman Robert Jackson on New York City’s city council. Ramadan is “a Palestinian Arab who was born in Kuwait and immigrated to Washington Heights with his family… as a kid.” Because

CAIR Member Seeks Seat on NYC City Council

Dominican Republic Rife with Underage Sex Trafficking

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has denied he engaged in any sexual activity with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, despite reports of e-mails showing that an FBI inquiry examined the possibility that Menendez may have allegedly had sex with two underage

Dominican Republic Rife with Underage Sex Trafficking

Hagel's Disastrous Hearing Ought to Make 'No' Vote a No-Brainer

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) has vindicated his critics thus far today in his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Service Committee for the post of Secretary of Defense. He has stumbled in attempting to explain his positions on Iran,

Hagel's Disastrous Hearing Ought to Make 'No' Vote a No-Brainer

Sen. Rand Paul Amendment: No F-16s to Egypt

At approximately 12:15 p.m. today, the Senate will vote on Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky) amendment stopping the “sale, lease, transfer, re-transfer, or delivery of F-16 aircraft, M1 tanks, and similar military equipment to the Egyptian government.” This vote comes on

Sen. Rand Paul Amendment: No F-16s to Egypt

Rights Group Condemns Russia's 'Worst Post-Soviet Crackdown'

Human Rights Watch on Thursday condemned the Russian authorities under President Vladimir Putin for unleashing the toughest crackdown against civil society since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. After returning to the Kremlin for a third term despite

Rights Group Condemns Russia's 'Worst Post-Soviet Crackdown'

French Gay Marriage Plans Stir Parenthood Debate

By LORI HINNANTAssociated PressPARISThe French are all for sex and all for family _ so long as you’re having sex to create one. Anything dealing with assisted reproduction makes a sizable portion of them uncomfortable, as the president’s plans to

French Gay Marriage Plans Stir Parenthood Debate

Greek Doctors, Public Transport Workers on Strike

By ELENA BECATOROSAssociated PressATHENS, GreeceGreek doctors, port workers and public transport staff in the country’s capital walked off the job Thursday in strikes against deeply unpopular austerity measures that have seen incomes slashed as the country struggles to emerge from

Greek Doctors, Public Transport Workers on Strike

Briton Finds 'Rare Whale Vomit' Worth 50,000 Euros

A British man has been offered 50,000 euros for a strange-smelling rock his dog found on a beach, which is likely a rare form of whale vomit used in perfumes, the BBC reported Thursday. Ken Wilman was walking his dog

Briton Finds 'Rare Whale Vomit' Worth 50,000 Euros

Syria Opposition Meets in Cairo

Syria’s main opposition group was to meet Thursday in Cairo, a day after a surprise statement from its chief that he was willing to hold talks with regime officials, a Syrian National Coalition member said. The original agenda was to

Syria Opposition Meets in Cairo

UN: Israel Must Pull All Settlers from Disputed Lands

Israel must immediately stop all settlement activity and start to withdraw its settlers from the Palestinian territories, a United Nations report said on Thursday. Because of the settlements, Palestinians’ human rights “are being violated consistently and on a daily basis,”

UN: Israel Must Pull All Settlers from Disputed Lands

Egypt General Warns Morsi: Nation May 'Collapse'

Egyptian Defense Minister and military chief Gen. Abdel Fattah El Sissi has put President Mohamed Morsi on notice that the country could face an imminent collapse. According to Sissi, “The continuation of the conflict between different political forces and their differences

Egypt General Warns Morsi: Nation May 'Collapse'

World View: Israel Warplanes Strike Target in Syria

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com: North Koreans fight starvation by turning to cannibalism Israel’s warplanes strike target in Syria Syria’s refugee crisis overwhelms Jordan Egypt’s Port Said’s curfew is reduced as anger increases Port Said residents increasingly contemptuous of

World View: Israel Warplanes Strike Target in Syria

Iran Arrests Over a Dozen Journalists for 'Anti-Revolutionary' Acts

In a coordinated attack on the press, Iranian authorities have arrested between 11 and 14 journalists for “cooperating” with “anti-revolutionary” media outlets. Amnesty International reported that between January 25 and 28, up to 14 journalists were arrested during raids on

Iran Arrests Over a Dozen Journalists for 'Anti-Revolutionary' Acts

Key Figure in Morsi Admin: Holocaust Never Happened, Made Up to Justify War

As the world paused in reflection on Jan. 27–Holocaust Remembrance Day–Fathi Shihab Eddim, a key figure in Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s administration, said the Holocaust was “a hoax cooked up by U.S. intelligence operatives.” He also suggested that six million Jews

Key Figure in Morsi Admin: Holocaust Never Happened, Made Up to Justify War

The Best Possible Case for Chuck Hagel

As former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) prepares for his confirmation hearing for the job of Secretary of Defense on Thursday, it is important to draw some conclusions from the contentious debate of the past several weeks. We have already considered

The Best Possible Case for Chuck Hagel

Graham Threatens Hagel Confirmation Unless Panetta Testifies on Benghazi

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told reporters on Tuesday he wants  “to hear Leon Panetta on Benghazi before we confirm the new defense secretary.” Graham did not say if he would vote against former Senator Chuck Hagel’s confirmation for defense secretary, but

Graham Threatens Hagel Confirmation Unless Panetta Testifies on Benghazi

Official: Bahraini Princess on Trial for Torturing Detainees

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – A Bahraini princess who works as a police officer is on trial for torturing two doctors while they were in detention during political unrest in the Gulf Arab kingdom in 2011, according to a senior official

Official: Bahraini Princess on Trial for Torturing Detainees

German Beer Drinking Hits Post-Reunification Low

(AP) – Germans are emptying fewer beer steins these days. Consumption of the national beverage fell by 1.8 percent last year to the lowest level since West and East Germany reunified in 1990. The German government statistics agency reported Wednesday

German Beer Drinking Hits Post-Reunification Low

Vietnam Deports US Citizen Accused of 'Anti-State' Plot

(AFP) – Vietnamese authorities have deported an American pro-democracy activist after detaining him for nine months on charges of attempting to overthrow the state, state media reported Wednesday. Nguyen Quoc Quan, who is of Vietnamese origin and is a member

Vietnam Deports US Citizen Accused of 'Anti-State' Plot

World View: Mali, Libya, Egypt, Syria Governments in Sharp Deterioration

This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Britain reverses direction, will send hundreds of troops to Mali Malians in Timbuktu cheer French troops but seek ethnic revenge U.N. warns that Mali’s jihadists threaten Libya’s stability Egypt’s army chief warns that widespread

World View: Mali, Libya, Egypt, Syria Governments in Sharp Deterioration

Office for Closing Guantanamo Bay Closed

The State Department’s special envoy assigned to work toward closure of Guantanamo Bay has been reassigned and will not be replaced. In other words, the office focused on closing Guantanamo Bay is now closed–a sure sign that the Obama administration

Office for Closing Guantanamo Bay Closed

Judicial Watch Benghazi Report Finds 'Wide Range' of State Dept. Failures

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified last Wednesday to congressional committees regarding the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which led to the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other American citizens. At times evasive,

Judicial Watch Benghazi Report Finds 'Wide Range' of State Dept. Failures

House Foreign Affairs Committee Calls Benghazi Report 'Incomplete'

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is not satisfied with the State Department’s report on the deadly terrorist attack against the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya last Septemeber, calling the Dept. of State’s Accountability Review Board (ARB) report “incomplete.” According to a

House Foreign Affairs Committee Calls Benghazi Report 'Incomplete'

Egyptian General Weighs Options as Unrest Continues Under Morsi

Egyptian Military General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is watching carefully as civil unrest in Egypt continues to test President Mohamed Morsi’s ability to maintain order in the country. Sisi sees a real threat of collapse looming as Morsi and his political

Egyptian General Weighs Options as Unrest Continues Under Morsi

China and North Korea Working to Modernize Egypt's Missile Systems

Reports indicate that China and North Korea are helping Egypt “modernize [its] short-range missile systems.” This work is being carried out by technicians from China’s Precision Machinery Import-Export Corporation. They are in Egypt working with the North Koreans, as the

China and North Korea Working to Modernize Egypt's Missile Systems

Obama Doctrine Leading America Toward Another 9/11

According to national security expert Dr. James Carafano, the terrorist attack in Algeria shows that America is on the path to another 9/11, thanks to the Obama Administration’s foreign and military policy. Carafano is Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy

Obama Doctrine Leading America Toward Another 9/11

Washington Casts Wary Eye at Muslim Brotherhood

(AP) Washington casts wary eye at Muslim BrotherhoodBy LARA JAKESAP National Security WriterWASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama begins his second term straining to maintain a good relationship with Egypt, an important U.S. ally whose president is a conservative Islamist walking a fine

Washington Casts Wary Eye at Muslim Brotherhood