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5 Gitmo Detainees Admit to Planning 9/11; Wearing “Badges of Honor” (Video)

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CHINA TO INCREASE MILITARY SPENDING BY 14.9% IN 2009

“China said it will boost defense spending by 14.9 percent this year to raise salaries of the world’s largest standing army as it competes for regional influence with the U.S. and Japan…”

And will also announce a new stimulus package…

China Plans on Boosting Military Spending by 14.9%

China Plans on Boosting Military Spending by 14.9%

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OBAMA ‘READY’ TO GIVE UP MISSILE SHIELD FOR RUSSIA

OBAMA ‘READY’ TO GIVE UP MISSILE SHIELD FOR RUSSIA

“Washington has told Moscow that Russian help in resolving Iran’s nuclear program would make its missile shield plans for Europe unnecessary, a Russian daily said on Monday, citing White House sources.

U.S. President Barack Obama made the proposal on Iran in a letter to his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, Kommersant said, referring to unidentified U.S. officials.”

Source: Fox News

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MEXICO DEPLOYS 2000 TROOPS TO BORDER TOWN (VIDEO)

MEXICO STEPS UP WAR ON DRUGS, SENDS 2000 TROOPS TO BORDER

Mexican Drug War “Bleeds” Across Border…

X-Caliber Guns, LLC Tried For Selling AK-47s to Mexican Drug Gangs…

1,000 Killed in Mexican Drug Violence First 56 Days of 2009…

U.S. Defense Sec. Gates to Give Aid to Mexican Military… “It clearly is a serious problem…”

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JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF CHAIRMAN: IRAN HAS ENOUGH FOR NUKE

Bloomberg: “We think they do, quite frankly,” Mullen said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program today about the UN report. “Iran having a nuclear weapon, I’ve believed for a long time, is a very, very bad outcome for the region and for the world.”

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OBAMA ADMIN. SECRETLY ENDORSED TALIBAN-ENFORCED ISLAMIC LAW

OBAMA ADMIN. SECRETLY ENDORSED TALIBAN-ENFORCED ISLAMIC LAW

Sharia Law Declared in Swat Valley, Pakistan

Sharia Law Declared in Swat Valley, Pakistan

“On Tuesday night however, US officials in Islamabad privately backed the deal as an attempt to drive a wedge between Swat’s Taliban, which is focused on its demand for Sharia law, and the al-Qaeda-linked Taliban led by Baitullah Mehsud, the notorious commander who controls much of North and South Waziristan and other tribal areas along the Afghan border.” – Telegraph

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House Arrest For Chinese Protesting Hillary Clinton

DISSIDENTS PUT UNDER HOUSE ARREST FOR CLINTON ARRIVAL

“I am under house arrest because Hillary Clinton came…”

Chinese Protester Put Under House Arrest

Chinese Protester Put Under House Arrest

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TERROR Strikes 1,000 in Pakistan

KILLS 25…
And at least 60 injured…
After US endorses Taliban in region…

Terrorism Kills 25, Injures 60 in Pakistan

Terrorism Kills 25, Injures 60 in Pakistan

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Mexico: The Third War?

STRATFOR: There are many different shapes and sizes of criminal gangs in Mexico. While many of them are in some way related to the drug cartels, others have various types of connections to law enforcement — indeed, some criminal groups are composed of active and retired cops.

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Obama Suspends Syrian Trade Sanctions, Approves Aerospace System

” The Commerce Department has not confirmed the approval. Boeing, however, acknowledged that Commerce approved an export license for Syria on Feb. 2.”

Surprise! Syria expects the US to pay a visit to Damascus

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BOMB: 8 British Muslims Tried For Bomb Plot

A MOST DEADLY PLOT OF UNPRECEDENTED SCALE

To be detonated by suicide-bombers

The 8 Bomb Accused of Terrorist Attempts

The 8 Bomb Accused of Terrorist Attempts

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Sharia Law Declared in Northwest Pakistan

Price to Pay for Peace?

Swift and Fair Justice
AFP/GETTY Images

Photo: AFP/GETTY Images

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War on Terror Advances, Algerian Forces Kill Senior Al Qaeda Leader

North African Al Qaeda Leader Killed by Algerian Forces – Reuters

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Pakistan “Fighting for Survival” – Drone Kills 27

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari

President Zardari: We’re fighting for the survival of Pakistan. We’re not fighting for the survival of anybody else.”

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A Little Advice From The Soviets on Afghanistan

AP

Afghan Soldiers; Photo: AP

“It’s like fighting sand. No force in the world can get the better of the Afghans.”

Seriously? Advice?

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Hillary Clinton: Moving Troops From Japan to Guam – Asia Society of NY

N. Korea, Japan, Guam, China

N. Korea, Japan, Guam, China

While working on the Bloomberg Terminal today, I noticed the wire picking up Hillary Clinton’s first major speech as Secretary of State – to the Asia Society of New York. Now I haven’t been able to read about this next point in any publication. But what was interesting is that the wire quoted her saying that the United States would be withdrawing some of its troops stationed in Japan and would be placing them in Guam.

Now why would the U.S. announce such a logistical shift? Perhaps Obama and Clinton are now recognizing that the North Korean threat may be dwindling – despite the Communist nation’s recent calls for the testing of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)? Sounds…reasonable.

Nonetheless by moving troops from Japan (Tokyo), which lies about 800mi from N. Korea (Pyongyang), and to Guam, we would be better able to isolate any Chinese offensive through the Pacific. Of course, IF the above stated is indeed the goal, then Obama and Clinton are implicitly stating that they do not trust China’s potential long run ventures. Hmm, is this supposed to help Chinese-American relations? Of course this is only speculation. – LG

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STAR WARS! U.S. AND RUSSIAN SATELLITES COLLIDE

The International Space Station

The International Space Station

U.S. VICTORY, DEBRIS FROM RUSSIAN SATELLITE – CBS

NASA expressed concern years prior – WSJ

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IRAN PRESIDENT MAY BE READY FOR TALKS WITH U.S.

Washington Post

Ahmadinejad Speaks at Rally; Source: Washington Post

Ahmadinejad: “The new U.S. government has announced that it wants to create change and follow the path of talks. It’s very clear that true changes should be fundamental and not tactical.” – Washington Post

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Obama’s First Major Military Operation, Afghan Troop Deployments

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

In “the next few days” Obama will probably deploy additional troops to Afghanistan,  says U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates – AFP

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POLL: Kadima (Livni) Ahead of Likud (Netanyahu)

Livni Creeps Ahead of Netanyahu

Livni Creeps Ahead of Netanyahu

Exit Polls: Kadima edges Likud – JPost

Right Wingers See Strong Gains in Legislature – BBC

Israeli TV Says Livni is Ahead – LA Times

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