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Congo Update: UN approves 4,000 military combatants to maintain stability in DR Congo

UN Troops

Newscast Media KAMPALA, Uganda—Newscast Media promised to update our readers about developments in the embattled Democratic Republic of Congo. Some more exciting news from the region is that the UN has approved a 4,000-strong military force to maintain stability, and if necessary, these combatants will militarily engage any outside elements attempting to destabilize the area.

The 4,000 soldiers are an amalgamation of African Union troops who will maintain a neutral stance and ensure life goes back to normal within the entire eastern region, as reported by Uganda’s state-owned New Vision paper.

The UN had 17,000 troops in the Congo that did absolutely nothing to stop the rebels from overrunning towns and villages, and simply watched Africans lose their lives to the savagery of the M23 rebels.

The approval of 4,000 combatants who will prevent atrocities from occurring comes as splendid news, in time for Christmas, for all Congolese and neighboring countries. For their part, the rebels are already pulling out of Goma and Sake, the cities they had previously held captive. This is a very good and honorable gesture by all who have brought about the peaceful withdrawal from Congo.

Hopefully this brings an end to the Congo nightmare, and a fresh beginning for the Congolese people to pursue their dreams and to also live in peace.

Related Story:
Finally M23 rebels have agreed to withdraw from the DR Congo


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Immigration bill proposed by GOP senators praised by Latinos

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by Paul Stanley

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Leading Hispanic evangelical the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez has offered his support to an immigration bill put forth in Washington on Tuesday. Republican Sens. John Kyl (Ariz.) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (Texas) have filed legislation to address immigration reform and appeal to an ever-increasing Latino population that has steered clear of GOP candidates in recent elections.

Named the Achieve Act, the legislation appears to be a watered-down version of the Dream Act that would have helped young immigrants find a quicker path to U.S. citizenship. Many Republicans opposed earlier forms of the Dream Act because it gave too many illegal immigrants a direct path to citizenship without first taking steps to secure the borders.

The new version establishes three new visas for undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. prior to the age of 14 and have been here for a minimum of five years. These individuals could apply for student visas if they are younger than 29 years of age and currently enrolled in a college degree program. And undocumented immigrants younger than 32 years of age who hold a degree from an American university or college can also qualify for a visa.

But the first major issue with the legislation is neither senators will be around next year to push passage of the bill because both chose not to seek re-election. Another obstacle that will eventually surface is the fact that Democrats may want to take credit for any immigration bill that reaches the president’s desk so Republicans cannot use the issue to their advantage in the 2014 elections.

Rodriguez, who has been an outspoken proponent of comprehensive immigration reform for many years, sees the political reality of the situation and believes both Democrats and Republicans must come together if any such legislation is expected to pass in the near future.

“In order for immigration reform to be passed, both parties need to set aside corresponding political agendas for the purpose of doing the right thing and fulfilling the moral obligation of delivering millions of undocumented individuals from the shadows that they currently find themselves entangled in,” Rodriguez told The Christian Post.

“It doesn’t matter – it shouldn’t matter – who gets the credit. In reality, it’s going to have to look similar to the 1996 Welfare to Work bill where both President Clinton and a Republican House led by Speaker [Newt] Gingrich each took credit for getting millions of the public on payroll and back to work. But 2013 is the perfect time to pass a bill. We all know that by this time next year all the House members and a third of the Senate will go into re-elect mode and start towing their respective party’s line.”

Rodriguez, as well as other leading conservatives, say that if a reform bill isn’t passed then Latino voters will hold it against the GOP for years to come. Post-election analysis of the presidential race showed that Republican Mitt Romney received about 30 percent of the Hispanic support – far short of what he needed from the country’s fastest growing minority population to win the White House. Exit polling taken on Election Day also showed that Latino voters do not trust the Republican Party to put forth or pass immigration laws that would benefit the 12 million or so immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

In a Tuesday press conference, Hutchinson admitted that the strategy behind the legislation is to merely “get the ball rolling” and start the process of finding a solution for young people who were brought to the U.S. by their parents.

“We think the best thing that we can do to utilize their talents and the education they have received is to give them a legal status,” said Hutchison during a news conference in the Capitol.

The bill is similar to another one brought forward by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) earlier this year that was trumped by an Obama administration order that deferred deportation action on some young illegal immigrants.

Rodriguez thinks that Rubio and Sen.-elect Ted Cruz (R-Texas) will be key players in any proposal that passes Congress. “I believe Rubio has evolved in his stance on the issue and has pivoted to a more compassionate approach to comprehensive reform,” he said.

The California pastor also believes that conservative groups and elected leaders that have taken hard-line stances on the issue will need to rethink their opposition if they want to capture the White House or key Senate seats in the future.

“Any segment of the conservative cause that opposes immigration reform will do so at their own peril,” exclaimed Rodriguez. “Comprehensive reform is the prescription to revive the conservative movement in America.”


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Egyptians: Mohammed Morsi has surpassed Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak

Newscast Media CAIRO, Egypt—Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted on grounds that he was running a dictatorship, now the same Egyptians who called for his ouster, say Mohammed Morsi is worse and has exceeded Mubarak by driving the country into a civil war.

Leftist, liberal and independent political forces met Thursday at the headquarters of Egypt’s Socialist Popular Alliance Party (SPAP) to comment on the current political crisis and planned weekend protests. Meeting attendees included members of the SPAP, the Constitution Party, the Popular Current movement, the Egyptian Social Democratic Party, the Free Egyptians Party, the Free Egypt Party, the 6 April youth movement, the National Front for Justice and Democracy, the Lotus Revolution Coalition and the Maspero Youth Coalition, among others.

In a joint press statement released after the meeting, attendees called on Egyptians nationwide to take to the streets on Friday in planned demonstrations to demand that Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi reverse last week’s “authoritarian” presidential decree.

“The only way to break the current impasse is to listen to the pulse of the street, as opposed to following a group that has attempted to steal the revolution,” the statement read.

They further called on protesters to avoid clashing with pro-Morsi rallies planned by the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafist parties for Saturday in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

The statement went on to accuse Morsi of adopting the methods of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. “This is certainly proof of the quivering regime, which cannot withstand such public outrage and uses force,” the statement read.

“Morsi has exceeded Mubarak by attempting to drive the country into civil war, of which only he will be held responsible for,” the statement warned.

Commenting on the constitutional draft currently being voted on by Egypt’s Constituent Assembly, they claimed the draft charter was “void” and thus could not be put before public referendum.

“This is a constitution drafted by an illegitimate assembly that represents only one political current and is not representative of Egyptian society at large,” the statement read.

They reiterated their rejection of the same practice seen in last year’s March referendum on the constitution, which “largely resulted in the division of Egyptian society.”

Source: Ahram News Online


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Barack Obama requests secret lunch with Mitt Romney

Former Republican presidential candidate, Honorable Gov. Mitt Romney —Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media WASHINGTON—The White House issued an announcement confirming an invitation extended by Barack Obama to his GOP opponent Mitt Romney, for a secret lunch together. No cameras, press, or observers are permitted to attend the lunch at the White House. Barack Obama wishes to extract advice from the good governor about how to run the country in his second term.

“There are certain aspects of Governor Romney’s record and his ideas that I think could be very helpful,” Obama told reporters. “To give you one example, I do think he did a terrific job running the Olympics, and that skill set of trying to figure out how do we make something work better applies to the federal government.”

Obama also said, “He presented some ideas during the course of the campaign that I actually agree with. So it would be interesting to talk to him about something like that. There may be ideas that he has with respect to jobs and growth that can help middle-class families that I want to hear.”

A favorite in the South, Mitt Romney is known for attempting to speak in a southern accent to blend in with southerners.

Campaign trail video — Impossible to keep a straight face listening to a northerner like Mitt Romney speak in a fake southern accent

Someone should have told Romney that those ain’t no “cheesy grits” rather, they are referred to as “cheese grits” here in the South. Nice try though.


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Susan Rice as Secretary of State would be a strategic mistake

Former Democratic Party candidate, Senator John Kerry the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations —Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—The chance that Susan Rice will become the next U.S. Secretary of State is high, but the decision will be counterproductive in regard to U.S. foreign relations in the Middle East. Why Barack Obama would choose someone like Rice is baffling for reasons I will elucidate in this article. Of all the choices that the Democrats have for the position Sen. John Kerry is perhaps the most
suitable person for such an undertaking, given the strained US-Arab relations in the Middle East.

Susan Rice is unsuitable for the position, not because she is unqualified, but because of the cultural dynamics in the geopolitical region (Middle East), that the U.S. is attempting to stabilize. This might sound like a harsh reality to Americans, but the cultural reason in the Middle East that works against Susan Rice if she gets the position, is because she is a woman.

My Arab friends who read my articles on a regular basis will agree with me on this one. This is simply part of a religious and cultural belief in that particular region. In Islam, women are viewed differently than men. Islamic law even forbids men to shake hands with non-related women, that’s why Egypt’s Mohammed Morsi will not shake hands with Hillary Clinton—at least not in public.

Obama is fully aware of the Islamic Sharia teaching that says: “It’s not permissible for a man to touch the face or hand of a non-mahram woman (non-relative woman), and it is not permissible for him to put his hand on hers without a barrier.” —Muhammad ibn Ahmad (‘Ulaysh)

In fact, when Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William was congratulating athletes upon winning medals at the Olympics, male athletes from Islamic countries that abide by strict Islamic law refused to shake her hand. A spokesperson from St. James Palace then issued the following statement: “Many male athletes from Islamic countries do not shake hands in public with women they are not related for cultural and religious reasons…” as reported by the New York Daily News.

Not all Muslims though observe that law. For instance, Erdogon of Turkey, Field Marshall Hussein Tantawi of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, Muammar Gaddafi, King Abdullah of Jordan, Bashar Assad of Syria, Muhamood Abbas of Palestine, and a few more, aren’t as regimented and have been photographed shaking hands publicly with women they are not related to, and are considered to be moderate Muslims.

If the U.S. were trying to create stability in regions like Europe, Asia, South America or sub-Saharan Africa, Susan Rice’s secretaryship would suffice. However, the war is in a region tainted with radical Islamist elements, most of whom are on the State Department’s list of terrorists. For this reason, a man would be more suitable to negotiate the “laying down of arms” and peace treaties within such a geopolitical
region, and John Kerry has the experience and dynamism to do just that. Rice seems to be cold and very calculating, while John Kerry is warm, engaging an likable. Below is a raw video I recorded that captures Kerry’s dynamism.

In this brief raw unedited video, I captured John Kerry interacting with the crowd as he exudes
warmth, a dynamic personality and a sense of awareness of his surroundings.
—Raw video by Joseph Earnest

If Barack Obama is serious about creating meaningful and lasting change in the Middle East he should pick someone like John Kerry or even Johnny Carson who did an excellent job in sub-Saharan Africa. He picked Hillary Clinton in part, to continue the pattern set by Bill Clinton who chose Madeline Albright in 1997, followed by George W. Bush who chose Condoleeza Rice, then in his first term Obama chose Hillary Clinton.

Sun Tzu, one of the world’s greatest war tacticians said: “A true warrior is supposed to behave like the snake of Mt. ChUng…If you strike it on the head, the tail will attack you. If you strike it on its tail, the head will attack you…and if you strike it in the middle, both head and tail will attack you.” Sun Tzu The Art of War (page 54).

Isn’t it time to change our tactics in the Middle East and have a man-to-man talk with radical Islamist elements that are creating instability?


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Finally the M23 rebels agree to withdraw from DR Congo

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni (left) says M23 rebels have agreed to withdraw

Newscast Media KAMPALA—The Ugandan government through Uganda’s Chief of Defense Forces, issued a statement that said the M23 rebels had agreed to withdraw from the Democratic Republic of Congo without pre-conditions.

Newscast Media reported on Monday, how the war in the DRC was escalating, accordingly, we have to give credit where credit is due, for all those who negotiated not only a ceasefire, but also a full withdrawal from the region by the rebel invaders.

In a statement published in Uganda’s state-owned New Vision paper, the Chief of Defense Forces Aronda Nyakayimira said, “We met last night [Monday] and I communicated to him [the rebel leader] the decision of regional leaders reached on Saturday and he accepted to pull back his forces out of Goma and Sake and also stop any further advances southward.

“He didn’t put up any conditions for pulling out because he agreed that all their grievances will be resolved in the ICGLR (Great Lakes) mechanism as stipulated in the declarations of the Saturday summit (in Kampala),” Nyakamira told the New Vision paper.

Hopefully this time the rebels will be as good as their word, since in the past they have broken such agreed-upon conditions, particularly the Lusaka Agreement. The withdrawal should be from the entire DR Congo, not just Goma and the surrounding eastern regions of the country.

Newscast Media will continue to monitor the situation in the Great Lakes region of Africa, and will update our readers should any further developments occur.


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Not enough Congolese have been killed for US to intervene

L-R: Barack Obama, Yoweri Museveni and Paul Kagame

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Democratic Republic of Congo continues to experience genocide and occupation by rebel groups with an estimated 5.4 million Congolese dead as a result of the unending war. The US has kept silent, after all, 5.4 million Congolese aren’t enough dead Africans to warrant intervention. Maybe once the number reaches 10 million, then the US and its western allies will consider
the lives of these sub-Saharan Africans worthy of protection the M23 rebel groups.

Perhaps since the West is fond of selling the over-population myth, could it be that these endless wars in Africa (Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, Congo, Libya, Egypt, Sudan), are being used as a contraceptive, hence the lack of intervention?

The New York Times reports: “A big factor will be neighboring Rwanda, which is widely suspected of arming the M23 and sending Rwandan soldiers to fight covertly alongside the rebels.” The same article continues by quoting rebels vowing to seize Kinshasa, the capital city.

“We’re going to Kinshasa!” vowed Col. Vianney Kazarama, a spokesman for the M23 rebel group, according this New York Times article.

Hillary Clinton squandered several opportunities she had to mobilize a peace-keeping force that would secure the well-being of the Congolese people. During Bill Clinton’s presidency, he too did nothing to speak out against the Tutsi genocide in which almost 1,000,000 Tutsis were slaughtered.

Human rights groups and social service workers like Shamus Cooke believe Obama is intentionally silent because he wants Joseph Kabila removed. In an article published by Tehran Times Cooke writes:

“Kabila distanced himself from U.S. puppets Rwanda and Uganda, not to mention the U.S. dominated International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. The IMF, for example, warned Kabila against a strategic infrastructural and development aid package with China, but Kabila shrugged them off. The Economist explains:

“…[The Congo] appears to have gained the upper hand in a row with foreign donors over a mining and infrastructure package worth $9 billion that was agreed a year ago with China. The IMF objected to it, on the ground that it would saddle Congo with a massive new debt, so [the IMF] is delaying forgiveness of most of the $10 billion-plus that Congo already owes.

“If Obama and/or the UN made one public statement about militarily defending the elected Congolese government against invasion, the M23 militia would have never acted.

“Human Rights Watch and other groups have correctly labeled the M23′s commanders as responsible for “ethnic massacres, recruitment of children, mass rape, killings, abductions and torture.

“It’s likely that the Obama administration will jump into action as soon as his M23 allies complete their military objective of regime change, and re-open the Congo’s military wealth to U.S. corporations to profit from,” Shamus Cooke concludes his article in the Tehran Times.

The so-called peace talks between neighboring countries are a joke—it’s theatrics. The U.S. together with NATO toppled Gadhafi under the pretext of protecting Libyans from atrocities. The current attempt to remove Assad, we are told, is to prevent the genocide he is committing against his own citizens. Yet when Congolese are killed by the millions, intervention to prevent additional deaths is not justified. Absurd!
Africa’s curse has always been its leaders—whether by descent, or by birth.


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Obama’s Presidential Memorandum-Insider Threat Policy

Barack Obama

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—While Americans around the country were preparing for Thanksgiving and the Black Friday mayhem, a memorandum was being circulated to department heads within the executive branch, directing them to deter, detect, and mitigate actions by employees who might be “insider threats” to national security. It is obvious that Obama conducted an investigation that prompted him to issue this directive called the National Insider Threat Policy and Minimum Standards for Executive Branch Insider Threat Programs.

The memorandum was short, with only three paragraphs, and vaguely identified what some of those “insider threats” could be:

“These threats encompass potential espionage, violent acts against the Government or the Nation, and unauthorized disclosure of classified information, including the vast amounts of classified data available on interconnected United States Government computer networks and systems,”
the memo said.

Click here to read the Executive Branch Insider Threat Memorandum.

The memorandum comes as no surprise, because before its issuance, a bill was written that grants government agencies authority to conduct “warrantless” email searches, including emails stored on a remote server.

This would be in direct contravention to the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment that prohibits illegal searches and seizures. The Supreme Court has previously ruled:

“The evidence obtained here in violation of appellant’s Fourth Amendment rights, as well as any evidence derived therefrom, should have been suppressed.”
(Alderman v. United States, 394 U.S. 165, 171, 89 S. Ct. 961, 22 L. Ed. 2d 176 (1969)).

In Miranda v. Arizona 384 U.S. 436, 491 (1966) the United States Supreme Court ruled: “Where rights secured by the U.S. Constitution are involved, there can be no rule-making or legislation which would abrogate them.”

Bottom line, if you don’t want your electronic communication to be read or phone calls to be eaves-dropped by feds, you’ll have to conduct personal business the way our parents did—in person or the way golfers do—on the golf course.


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Egypt’s Embattled Mohammed Morsy-The Absolute Ruler

Mohammed Morsy

Newscast Media CAIRO, Egypt—In an announcement that stunned Egyptians who had previously supported his election for president, Mohammed Morsy issued a decree last Thursday, granting himself absolute power with no checks and balances. He declared that all his decisions would be final and non-appealable until a new constitution is drafted.

“There is no room for dialogue when a dictator imposes the most oppressive, abhorrent measures and then says ‘let us split the difference’,” opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei said in an interview with Reuters. “I am waiting to see, I hope soon, a very strong statement of condemnation by the US, by Europe and by
everybody who really cares about human dignity,” he added.

Having supported his presidency, the White House is unsurprisingly silent out of fear of fending the Muslim Brotherhood. However, the decree has prompted an anti-Morsy revolution is Egypt’s Tahrir Square similar to the one that ousted Hosni Mubarak. On Sunday, clashes between the Muslim Brotherhood’s supporters and opponents entered their third day.

According to Egypt Independent, more violence is expected to ensue on Tuesday as both the Muslim Brotherhood and anti-Morsy demonstrators have called for million-strong rallies. Opposition protesters are set to rally in Tahrir Square. The Brotherhood had initially announced that they would demonstrate in Abdeen Square, a few kilometers away. However, they later decided to move their demonstration to
the front of the Renaissance Statue in Giza to show support for Morsy’s decision.

Outgoing presidential adviser for democratic transitions Samir Morcos officially resigned Friday in protest against President Mohamed Morsy’s recent constitutional declaration, saying that his resignation was irreversible.

“I refuse to continue under such presidential decisions that hinder the democratic transform process and violates what I seek through my post,” Morcos told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper Saturday.

According to Egypt’s state-owned Ahram Online, a $4.8 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be delayed due to instability following President Morsi’s Constitutional Declaration.


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Part I -Obama paranoid about military operatives in government

Barack Obama

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—He wanted a second term so badly, the thought of losing the presidential race was something Barack Obama and the Chicago machine were unprepared to assimilate. They would use whatever it took to ensure Obama was back in the White House for an additional four years. They got what they wanted, but quickly found out there were adversaries within the government, that not even the media that fiercely protects Obama, could stand against.

It is one thing for the media to bad-mouth anybody Conservative or God-fearing, but when it comes to attacking the military—even the media knows that their fanaticism has to be kept in check. They know they should choose their battles carefully. READ FULL ARTICLE >>


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Liberals push the war on women myth and play victim card

The Congressional Black Caucus with women from the House and Nancy Pelosi to the far right in white. --Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—As Senator Dianne Feinstein continues her investigation on the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens, liberals are pushing the narrative that Republicans are waging a war on women, because Senator John McCain believes Susan Rice gave misleading and conflicting statements about the death of Chris Stevens.

The victim card was first played by Obama who said last week, “If Senator McCain and Senator Graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. But to go after the UN Ambassador who had nothing to do with Benghazi?”

Having set the stage, Black liberal women followed in Obama’s footsteps, with Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis leading the pack who said, “To batter this woman because they don’t feel they have the ability to batter President Obama is something we the women are not going to stand by and watch. Their feckless and reckless speculation is unworthy of their offices as senators.”

“It is a shame that anytime something goes wrong, they pick on women and minorities,” Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, the next chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told journalists at a news conference on Capitol Hill. On Monday USA Today wrote an article asserting:

“While the two Republican senators might prevail in keeping Rice from becoming secretary of State — either by forestalling her nomination or blocking a Senate confirmation vote — their opposition to her almost certainly will be seen by many others as proof of a GOP war on women. And that will cost Republicans dearly at the polls. A dozen female members of the House of Representatives drove home that point when they held a news conference to accuse McCain and Graham of being sexist and racist in their attack on Rice, who is black.”

To refresh the memory of liberals who are playing the sexist and race card, where were they in 2005 when Condoleeza Rice’s reputation was being impugned by liberals over a war in Iraq she had nothing to do with? Why did Democrats fight so hard to block the first Black female Secretary of State if they themselves weren’t sexist? Does the war on women only pertain to liberal women, but not conservatives?

In a CNN article dated January 5, 2005 Senator Barbara Boxer and Dick Durbin opposed her with Durban saying, “Dr. Condoleezza Rice was in the room, at the table, when decisions were made, and she has to accept responsibility for what she said.”

The war on women is a myth invented by liberals. The underlying theme on this imaginary war always has to with sexual connotations, which is evident from the attacks made on women like Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. Watch below:

Video courtesy SHEPAC

Until liberals start speaking up for the women in places like the Middle East, and Asia who experience antagonism, they will always be viewed as hypocrites who care nothing about women, but are agitators and button-pushers who accuse anyone who opposes them of being anti-Obama, racist or sexist.


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Native Kenyans vs Somalis riot in Nairobi-Kenya gets worse


Newscast Media NAIROBI—For the second day in a row, riots have rocked the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh, also known as “Little Mogadishu” after a bomb attack on a minibus killed nine people in the area. Native Kenyans descended upon Eastleigh in Nairobi after suspecting the Somalis of engineering the attack that occurred on Sunday chanting, “Somalis must go! according to a Reuters reporter on the ground who wished to remain anonymous for safety reasons.

Sheik Mohammed Shakul, a spokesman for Muslim leaders, said such attacks are “barbaric and un-Islamic” and don’t represent Muslims.

“This terrorist wants to disrupt the Muslim/Christian and multi-ethnic coexistence that we have enjoyed in this country. Unfortunately some people are falling into the trap that the terrorists have planned,” Shakul said. “They want to cause a civil war between religions. Let’s cool our emotions,” the Miami Herald reported.

The BBC’s Duncan Munene in Nairobi says a strong contingent of police tried to prevent clashes between rival groups who are facing off against each other in the area. Kenyan police officers are using tear gas and guard dogs to contain the riots and looting in Eastleigh.

NBC has compiled a photo gallery below of the Nairobi riots: ENTER GALLERY OF KENYA-SOMALI RIOTS


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Gaza conflict: Israel, Hamas, Egypt and Islamic Jihad military

Al-Quds photo by Al Manar

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Middle East is once again engaged in a military undertaking after both Arabs and Israelis accused each other of instigating the current conflict. In what Israel referred to as operation “Pillar of Defence” Israel killed Ahmad Jabari, the commander of the Hamas military wing, in a surgical air strike, after days of escalating Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli strikes at militant targets.

The Palestinians responded to the attacks by firing several hundred rockets into Israel. As both sides escalated the attacks, there was a call for a ceasefire, however, Hamas reportedly rejected the demand to stop rocket fire.

“All options are on the table. If necessary, the (Israeli military) is ready to initiate a ground operation in Gaza,” Israeli Brig. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said in a radio interview according to USA Today.

Islamic Jihad military wing Al-Quds Brigades assured its complete readiness to confront any ground war on the Gaza Strip, indicating that “capturing Zionist soldiers” would be on top of its priorities. The faction’s spokesman “Abu Ahmad” told Paltoday website that “the brigade has many surprises” for the enemy, adding that “the Zionist enemy is living a state of confusion and is waging a psychological war on the
resistance to force it to agree on pacification after having suffered painful strikes,” according to Al Manar News.

YNET News also reports that the Arab newspaper al-Sharq al-Awsat, accuses Iran and Syria of instigating the violence in Gaza.

“What is happening in Gaza is escaping forward, particularly in the hope of saving al-Assad or at least ensuring that the cost of toppling him will be greater for everybody. The greatest architect of such wars is Iran,” al-Sharq al-Awsat said as published on YNET News.

Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said the military is prepared to “significantly expand the operation” against Hamas-run Gaza. However, British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State, William Hague told Sky New that ground invasion of the Gaza Strip would lose Israel much international sympathy and support.

“The Prime Minister and I have both stressed to our Israeli counterparts that a ground invasion of Gaza would lose Israel a lot of the international support and sympathy that they have in this situation. A ground invasion is much more difficult for the international community to sympathize with or support – including the United Kingdom,” Hague said.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama says Israel has the right to defend itself against enemy attacks.

“No country on earth would tolerate missiles raining down on its people. Any effort to resolve the conflict in Gaza starts with no missiles being fired into Israel’s territory,” Obama emphasized.


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Dianne Feinstein to do what mainstream media refuses to do

Dianne Feinstein United States Senator for California and Chairwoman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairwoman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Sen. Dianne Feinstein told reporters that the former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

“He is very willing and interested in talking to the committee,” she said. “It’s just on Benghazi. Our hearings are on Benghazi and the intelligence that preceded Benghazi and the intelligence that determined security,” she added.

Senator Feinstein has decided the hearing will be closed to the media and the public, which is a good thing. The reason is because the media has been sitting on e-mails that have details about the Benghazi incident and are hiding the truth. Feinstein knows if she allows the media to attend the hearings, they will twist, distort and misinform the public about what really happened, since the role the media has undertaken is to suppress the truth.

Dianne Feinstein has made a name for herself as the most efficient politician in America. She personally reads and answers every e-mail, letter or fax sent to her. No other politician has such a record, since the majority of people have a sense of self importance, which clouds their judgment. This is particularly true in the journalism profession.

It it therefore fitting for Dianne Feinstein to do something the modern day media, frankly, is incapable of doing—digging for the truth.

The closed-door hearings will focus on why the Obama administration allowed the ambassador to die and told the soldiers who wanted to help to stand down. John McCain is a bona fide patriot, and he is not letting this slide. He is the first one to suggest that there was a cover-up by this administration.

Senator McCain has just cause to expose what happened in the Benghazi assassination not just because his fellow soldiers were killed, but because he has never forgotten the injustice that happened to him in 2008.

While the mainstream media is more interested in the sensationalism of the story, the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will not let such distractions hinder it from compiling a detailed report about what happened. We should expect some of the findings to be intentionally leaked to the “alternative media” since people trust it more than the mainstream media.

Once alternative news platforms cover the story as it unfolds, the mainstream media will be forced to do its job; but if the information is damaging, there are spin doctors and apologists in the media who are disinformation agents giving the public 90 percent truth and 10 percent disinformation. Their calling is not to be media practitioners, because truth nauseates them. They only exist to create confusion, conflict and division, yet masquerade as media practitioners.


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Hamas: Days of Israel on Palestinian land are numbered

Khaled Meshaal

Newscast Media KHARTOUM—Head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Meshaal, said that the Palestinian resistance is the one that will deter “Israel” and not vice versa, stressing that the days of “Israel” on Palestinian land are numbered.

In a speech on the Conference of the Islamic Movement in Khartoum, Meshaal said, “Today Israel’s leaders say they are punishing the Palestinian resistance with these strikes and for restoring the Israeli deterrent power, no power in the world can deter the real owners of the land. All military forces in the world cannot deter people of free will. The enemy is weak and many tours are still awaiting.”

Meshaal added that the real Palestinian infrastructure is the men, women and children of Palestine, indicating the Hamas will keep “loyal to all of those who supported the path of Resistance.”

For his part, spokesman for the Resistance movement, Fawzi Barhoum, said the assassination of top Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari is a declaration of war.

“This is a real declaration of war. The enemy will pay a heavy price for its crime and will regret the moment it thought of perpetrating it.”

Barhoum said Israel had initiated a war with Hamas and other Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip, “but it does not know how it will end.” The armed wing of Hamas would launch retaliatory attacks against ‘Israel’, he said.

Source: Al Manar TV


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Part I – Bush family and the making of a future president

George P. Bush

Newscast Media AUSTIN—Some people where born with a sense of destiny. A sense of purpose, if you will. They believe there was something that was started that they were born to finish. Such is the case of George P. Bush.

Soon after the 2012 presidential election, there was bewilderment on the GOP side about what direction the party would take, and who would lead it. It would be another Bush who would spark speculation among analysts, that the prominent political family had the solution to the vacuum looming, after what many viewed was a questionable election.

George P. Bush did not waste time second-guessing his next move. His cousin Jenna, one of the Bush twins, always teased him that he was the “future” president of the United States.


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Texas Governor Rick Perry weighs in on Texas secession

Rick Perry

Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas—A wave of dissatisfaction is sweeping the nation as voters in over 20 states are convinced that there was foul-play in the past 2012 presidential election, and have now filed petitions for their states to secede and form independent countries. Texas is no exception and is leading with more than enough signatures for the White House to consider the petition.

The Alternative Media led the way in pointing out inconsistencies that had occurred in the past election, that the mainstream media was unwilling to talk about. An awakening was created that went viral, and now around 20 states have filed petitions to secede.

Whether or not the petitions will achieve their goals is not the issue for now, what is important is that this whole movement has caught not only the attention of Texas Governor Rick Perry, but also of the White House. The governor is now in a tight situation, since he says, nothing should be done, but in the same breath he says he shares the frustration of many Americans.


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Cornel West: Black analysts on MSNBC have sold their souls

Cornel West

Newscast Media PRINCETON—He is known as one of Barack Obama’s most vocal critics. Cornel West, a professor at Princeton University also has some harsh words for MSNBC’s black commentators Al Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry, and Michael Eric Dyson Friday.

About Obama, Mr. West said, “Well, one, I think that it’s morally obscene and spiritually profane to spend $6 billion on an election, $2 billion on a presidential election, and not have any serious discussion—poverty, trade unions being pushed against the wall dealing with stagnating and declining wages when profits are still up and the 1 percent are doing very well, no talk about drones dropping bombs on innocent people. So we end up with such a narrow, truncated political discourse, as the major problems—ecological catastrophe, climate change, global warming. So it’s very sad.”

West also referred to Obama as a “Rockefeller Republican in blackface.” However, West’s assessment of Obama is flawed, because Obama is a Liberal with communist tendencies, as demonstrated in his first presidential term that he squandered.

For example, liberals believe in big government, Republicans believe in decreasing the size of government. Liberals believe marriage is between a man and a man, or woman and woman, Republicans believe marriage is between a man and woman. Liberals believe it is the government’s responsibility to take care of them, Republicans believe in entrepreneurship and discourage dependence on government. Liberals believe government creates jobs, while Republicans believe small businesses are fundamental to job creation. Liberals believe paying high taxes is a good thing, while Republicans believe lowering taxes is better, since it puts money back into taxpayers’ pockets.

Below is a video of Cornel West on Democracy Now:


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Subverted election? 2012 electoral college map breakdown county by county

Breakdown of 2012 electoral college county by county

Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ignorance is deadly. American voters and pundits are finally waking up to the fact that something doesn’t seem right about the results of the 2012 presidential election. Initially pundits explained that minorities voted in droves, but the math just did not add up. None of them talked about voter fraud, even though voters were openly admitting that they gamed the system, and major newspapers had documented incidents of fraud and voting irregularities.

Just by looking at the exit poll results in the map above, voters wonder how the obvious is not apparent to election officials, yet the Spanish company responsible for tallying American votes, declared results that many have begun to question. READ FULL ARTICLE>>

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Assad: Erdogan thinks he’s Caliph, sultan of the Ottoman

Bashar Assad

Newscast Media DAMASCUS—In an exclusive interview with Russia Today, Syria’s President Bashar Assad talks about who the enemy is and what his plans for Syria and the Syrian people are. Below are some excerpts of the interview:

‘My enemy is terrorism and instability in Syria’

RT: There are many people who were convinced a year ago that you would not make it this far. Here again you are sitting in a newly renovated presidential palace and recording this interview. Who exactly is your enemy at this point?

BA: My enemy is terrorism and instability in Syria. This is our enemy in Syria. It is not about the people, it is not about persons. The whole issue is not about me staying or leaving. It is about the country being safe or not. So, this is the enemy we have been fighting as Syria.

RT: I have been here for the last two days and I had the chance to talk to a couple of people in Damascus. Some of them say that whether you stay or go at this point does not really matter anymore. What do you say about this?

BA: I think for the president to stay or leave is a popular issue. It is related to the
opinion of some people and the only way can be done through the ballot boxes. So, it is not about what we hear. It is about what we can get through that box and that box will tell any president to stay or leave very simply.


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