Lets not be politicically correct: on Easter Sunday the President of the United States executed three men while he was “negotiating” with them.
We applaud the freedom of Captain Phillips but don’t want to overlook a few facts: the Somali pirates have rarely hurt anyone and have never to our knowledge killed one person.
They want money and when the heat of warships arrives on the scene they have always removed themselves to other areas of the Somalie Coast, Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean.
The Somali pirates are lawless thugs: but they are also under age by U.S. legal standards; if that matters to anyone. The pirate now in U.S. custody is believed to be between the ages of 14 and 16.
So we won’t hire a band to celebrate the Easter killing of three pirates mid-negotiation; even though we agree the freedom of Captain Philillips is a terrific thing….
So while much of the world was focued upon the Somali Shoot Down; what else was going on?
North Korea said it was pulling out of nuclear talks and the U.S. apparently agreed to allow Iran to keep its nuclear program going….
North Korea says it will quit talks aimed at disarming the country of nuclear weapons.
This comes as no surprise as North Korea has for years delayed, slowed and blocked the international efforts to stop its nuclear program.
Last week North Korea tested a long range ballistic missile. The United Nations responded with a diplomatic rebuke that North Korea has now shrugged off.
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North Korea ignoring the United Nations demonstrates that the communist state may be on a similar path as Irar. Iran has a long range, decades old missile program and has discussed its nuclear ambitions often. Western intelligence sources have confirmed a long scientific and technical relationship between North Korea and Iran.
With the Western world focused on Somali pirates and the U.S. negotiation with those pirates breaking down into sniper killings, it is no wonder that North Korea is moving away from the negotiation table….
The New York Times reported on April 13 that European allies have persuaded to U.S. to back away from demands that Iran shut down and open up its nuclear program.
By dropping a longstanding American insistence that Tehran rapidly shut down nuclear facilities during the early phases of negotiations over its atomic program, the allies hope a renewed negotiation can begin with Iran….
North Korea’s Kim Jong-il is ill and may have suffered a stroke but he is still apparently in charge in North Korea
The Washington Times Reported on the DHS Document This way:
The Department of Homeland Security is warning law enforcement officials about a rise in “rightwing extremist activity,” saying the economic recession, the election of America’s first black president and the return of a few disgruntled war veterans could swell the ranks of white-power militias.
A footnote attached to the report by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines “rightwing extremism in the United States” as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority.
“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” the warning says.
The White House has distanced itself from the analysis. When asked for comment on its contents, White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said, “The President is focused not on politics but rather taking the steps necessary to protect all Americans from the threat of violence and terrorism regardless of its origins. He also believes those who serve represent the best of this country, and he will continue to ensure that our veterans receive the respect and benefits they have earned.”
The nine-page document was sent to police and ….