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Oct 18, 2014 0 Comments

GORDON: America goes to war and the military gets the axe Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: J.D. GORDON

Now that America has gone to war in Syria and Iraq, adding to the 13-year war in Afghanistan, our warfighters need the right tools to get the job done.

President Obama is right to strike radical Islam-inspired terror groups that want to kill as many as Americans as possible until Israel ceases to exist and U.S. influence is driven out of the Middle East. Ironically, though, he is swinging his battle ax both ways.

Instead of supporting the warfighters who are struggling to prevent more attacks on the homeland and on Americans overseas, the White House is taking away their top tools by slashing several key defense systems without near-term replacements as part of the current $1 trillion in defense cuts spanning this decade…. Continue Reading »

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Oct 17, 2014 0 Comments

ISIS promete “cortar cabezas” de soldados e izar su bandera en la Casa Blanca Media Appearances, Media Mentions

En un nuevo intento de intimidar a sus enemigos, convocar nuevos reclutas y demostrar su influencia global, el Estado Islámico (ISIS, por sus siglas en inglés) publicó el miércoles un video en el que, desde la región siria de Dabiq, tres militantes de origen europeo aseguran que derrotarán a la coalición internacional y que decapitarán a sus soldados.

Los tres hombres, presentados como Abu Abdullah de Gran Bretaña, Abdul Wadoud de Francia y Abu Dauoud de Alemania, juran en sus propios idiomas la victoria del ISIS y piden que todos los musulmanes del mundo se les unan.

“Intenten venir y mataremos a cada soldado. Cortaremos las cabezas de los estadounidenses, cortaremos las cabezas de los franceses, cortaremos la cabeza de quien traigan. (…) Y sepan que (la bandera del ISIS) eventualmente estará en la Casa Blanca”, dijo el terrorista británico y destacó que los ataque de la coalición sólo reafirman su fe en el éxito del grupo yihadista…. Continue Reading »

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Oct 6, 2014 0 Comments

Does China Own Ecuador? Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: FERNANDO MENÉNDEZ

Is the Ecuadoran government of Rafael Correa a wholly owned subsidiary of China? The more analysts look at the finances of the Andean nation of 15.6 million, the more it seems that the Correa government is selling the country’s resources to one main buyer in order to pay for its populist agenda.

After taking up residence in the Palacio de Carondelet in 2007, the country’s executive mansion, the socialist Correa declared the country’s sizeable foreign debt to be “illegitimate” and “odious,” contracted with “monsters” in the world of finance. By December 2008, Ecuador defaulted on $3.2 billion in global bonds.

World capital markets reacted harshly treating Ecuador as a pariah. The country faced potentially serious hardships as its solvency was directly challenged, but as economic circumstances would have it the resource rich-nation, like many other commodity exporters, was able to ride the wave of rising world prices for petroleum…. Continue Reading »