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Greenpeace and The Guardian: yet again,
sticking up for the bad guys

Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 11/14/2012 1:04:41 PM

When is a scandal not a scandal? When it comes via Greenpeace and is splashed over the front page of The Guardian, I´d say. While obviously I´m delighted that The Guardian and Greenpeace think I´m so powerful that I have the ability to effect a 180 degree shift in government onshore wind policy just by the mere threat of standing in a by-election, I do think a little examination of news priorities might be in order here. In an op-ed for tomorrow´s Daily Telegraph (which will probably appear online later this evening), I explain--not for the first time: but

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2013 6:43:11 AM     Post Reply
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham met with the media Monday before speaking to the Berkeley County Chamber of Commerce, and he outlined his thoughts in detail on the Syria situation. Here are some highlights: On President Bashar al-Assad’s opponents: “I’m asking the opposition publicly to renounce the use of chemical weapons. If you get in charge of Syria with our help, turn these weapons over to the international community. If they say yes, that would be very reassuring to me.” On the cost of striking Syria: “You’ve got to look at these operations in terms of what it costs to do

   

 

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2013 6:33:08 AM     Post Reply
A single crooked blade dangling precariously from its rotor is all that remains of this wind turbine, which was left badly damaged as gusts reach 40mph. Two blades of the turbine were torn off altogether following storms last week, with one piece of debris estimated to have been thrown about 60 yards, after a suspected technical fault was ´magnified´ by the wind. The incident has prompted calls for similar structures to be removed from nearby schools. The 60 kilowatt turbine at Dunhobby, on Scrabster Hill, near Thurso, in the Highlands, was wrecked in storms on Friday evening. The Highland Council has insisted it

Six ways the president will
try to convince Congress
BBC News [UK], by Tom Geoghegan    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2013 6:06:04 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama has just days to win support from Congress to launch some kind of military strike against Syria. So how is he trying to convince them? [Snip] The political future of the president also lies in the hands of the 100 senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives he has asked to support him in launching a "limited" attack on targets in Syria. Many are sceptical that responding in this way to the alleged 21 August chemical weapons attack is in US interests. So what is President Obama doing to persuade them?

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Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/4/2013 5:59:21 AM     Post Reply
Congress this week is debating President Barack Obama´s push for a military response to what he says was Syrian President Bashar al-Assad´s use of chemical weapons against civilians last month on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee re-worded the resolution put forward by the White House to restrict it to "limited and tailored use of the United States Armed Forces against Syria, according to a copy of the draft obtained by AFP. The authorisation provided by the resolution "shall terminate 60 days after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution, except that the

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2013 11:07:39 PM     Post Reply
Military strikes against the regime of Bashar Assad will be part of a “broader strategy” aimed at ending the Syrian civil war, US President Barack Obama vowed last night. As the refugee crisis sparked by the bloody conflict grew, Mr Obama made clear he plans to help rebel forces and allow Syria to “free itself”. His remarks were seen as a signal that US-led action in response to a poison gas massacre in Damascus will go far beyond attacks on the regime’s chemical weapons arsenal. The President told Congressional leaders he wants to “degrade Assad’s capabilities”. He said: “We have

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2013 11:01:44 PM     Post Reply
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Telegraph [UK], by Bonnie Malkin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2013 10:58:42 PM     Post Reply
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said she supports President Barack Obama´s proposal to take military action in Syria. "Secretary Clinton supports the President´s effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime´s horrific use of chemical weapons," a Clinton aide told CNN. Her backing of Mr Obama´s plan for intervention in Syria was first reported by the website Politico. It is the first time Mrs Clinton, who is considered to be a potential presidential contender in 2016, has made a comment on the situation in Syria since Mr Obama has started

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Telegraph [UK], by James Delingpole    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2013 3:09:13 PM     Post Reply
If any business were to submit a prospectus as patently false and deliberately dishonest as the ones used to advance the cause of the global warming industry, its directors would all be in prison by now. (C Jeff Randall) [Snip] A better candidate for prison, actually, would be whoever tweets under the name @BarackObama. When he Tweeted: "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous" he was promulgating a demonstrable untruth. No one has ever doubted that climate changes. Pretty much everyone--probably more than 97 percent, even--agrees that there is a degree of anthropogenic input, even

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Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2013 8:24:03 AM     Post Reply
Israel and the U.S. today carried out a joint missile test in the Mediterranean, firing two rockets which later fell into the sea. News of the secret test came this morning when the Russian defence ministry reporting that a radar system had detected the launch of two ´ballistic objects´. There were no reports of missiles hitting Syria, prompting confusion over the origins and consequences of the apparent launch. Later today, Israel´s defence ministry revealed that it had conducted a test of missile designed to be used as a target in an anti-missile system funded by the U.S. A Russian official

Syria trade deal for chemicals
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Daily Express [UK], by Dion Dassanayake    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/3/2013 8:10:16 AM     Post Reply
Chemical licences sold to Syria for substances which can be used in the production of nerve gas were intended for ´metal finishing´, Philip Hammond claimed today. The licences were subsequently revoked in June 2012 and the chemicals never left the UK as the European Union (EU) imposed tough sanctions on Bashar al-Assad. [Snip] Mr Hammond said: "It is the case that export licences were granted for some industrial chemicals, that could have been used in a process that might have been involved in the production of poisonous gases. "Those export licences were revoked and no such chemicals were exported."

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For the most part Britain is a reasonably well-functioning democracy. But occasionally along comes an issue on which government and opposition parties alike are strangely divorced from public opinion. [Snip] Just 17 percent of the public, it turns out, believe that the benefits of our immigration policy outweigh the disadvantages. Some 60 percent believe the reverse to be true, and 77 percent believe that the rate of immigration should be drastically reduced. There is no schism between Left and Right on the issue: even among Labour voters there are substantially more people who believe immigration has damaged Britain than who

   

 

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‘Unreliable’ British officers left out
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Telegraph [UK], by Hayley Dixon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/2/2013 8:51:07 PM     Post Reply
Military sources have claimed that the role of senior British officers at the US Central Command in Tampa, Florida, has been downgraded because their American counterparts believe that they cannot be trusted with high-level intelligence about a conflict with which they are not involved. Roughly 30 British personnel have been working alongside the Americans and French and have been involved war planning for a number of weeks, including fine-tuning a list of targets and orchestrating military assets.[Snip] No British officers are now engaged in military planning and none will be involved in the execution of the operation, a British defence



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