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Arabia
Obamas to skip Taj Majal for Saudi visit. A big deal?
[CSMONITOR] President Barack Obama
I am the change that you seek...
and his wife were supposed to finish their three-day visit to India with a trip to the Taj Mahal Tuesday.

Instead, they'll be leaving a half-day early to honor the late leader of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and meet with the new Saudi King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Cutodian of the Two Holy Mosquesand Lord of Most of the Arabians....
bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud. A photo-op at India's most famous marble mausoleum or pay your respects to one of the world's most important oil-suppliers, a major US military hardware purchaser, and a key ally in the fight against Sunni and Shiite Lions of Islam in the Middle East.

Not a difficult call, really. But still a disappointment to some in India, especially those who had been working hard to give the Obamas a good impression of Agra.

In Agra, some 600 people were paid $3.75 per day to scrub the streets and white marble at the Taj Mahal clean from betel-nut spit stains. Agra workers also cleared some two tons of trash from the nearby polluted Yamuna river, according to NDTV. Cows and stray dogs were rounded up, and for two weeks now, construction work has been halted to prevent dust blowing through the city.
Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top||

#1  Hey, gotta squeeze in the pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina while they we're still able to pay for it!
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2015 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps he can attend the funeral and then return to India for a few days, a week, a month, a year.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2015 3:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Perhaps he can attend the funeral and then return to India for a few days, a week, a month, a year.

I believe he'll use being in ME to mess with Israel.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2015 5:18 Comments || Top||

#4  heh - how about a couple days in "success story" Yemen?
Posted by: Frank G || 01/25/2015 8:45 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Mitt Romney: Climate change is real, human-induced, and we must tackle it
h/t Gates of Vienna
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s contemplating another White House run, said climate change was real, that humans helped it along and that it was the responsibility of the world to turn back the environmental tide.

“I’m one of those Republicans who thinks we are getting warmer and that we contribute to that,” he said during a Wednesday night speech at an investment management conference, The Associated Press reported.
Groovy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2015 07:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top||

#1  Rubio to the bridge please. Senator Marco Rubio.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/25/2015 8:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Jeb, Mitt...both small "p" progressives...Why vote for Democrat-lite when you can vote Democrat?
Posted by: Warthog || 01/25/2015 8:36 Comments || Top||

#3  When the choice is between a big government socialist or the democrat why bother voting?
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/25/2015 8:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Mitt is now officially irrelevant.
Posted by: jvalentour || 01/25/2015 8:49 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 "You can always vote against somebody" Lazarus Long.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2015 8:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, I'm freezing. Can we set Persian Gulf oil fields on fire to warm up?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2015 8:53 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Kerry tells Western leaders it would be an 'error' to refer to violent extremists as Islamists
[DAILYMAIL.CO.UK] Violent bandidos turbans killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum.

In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors.

'We have to keep our heads,' Kerry said, according to the Associate Press.

'The biggest error we could make would be to blame Moslems for crimes...that their faith utterly rejects,' he added.
Posted by: Fred || 01/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top||

#1  As for the Paris death squad:

The OIC has for years openly demanded that non-Muslims in the West be subjected to Sharia law.

The death squad meted out Sharia punishment and neutralized those who would interfere with its (Sharia-)lawful execution of a punitive measure.

IOW the OIC i.e. mainstream Islam got exactly what it wanted.

But there's no connection to Islam.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 01/25/2015 0:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Because they have centrists beliefs for the Muslim faith?
Posted by: 3dc || 01/25/2015 1:03 Comments || Top||

#3  I just remember him for being a buffoon on the local stage. Almost nice to see he's outdone himself...
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2015 1:33 Comments || Top||

#4  By the way, the guy who wrote that article used to be a Boston Globe ass-kisser political writer, so it's not much of a surprise to guess who he's working for now.
Posted by: Raj || 01/25/2015 1:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Channeling Bush, are we?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/25/2015 5:25 Comments || Top||

#6  It is redundant.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 01/25/2015 6:44 Comments || Top||

#7  Did he really say "We have to keep our heads"?

-KB
Posted by: kaiserbill || 01/25/2015 8:51 Comments || Top||



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