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US Secretary of State John Kerry Hosts First-Ever Diwali Celebration at State Department

Sparkling event celebrating the Festival of Lights is testimony to growing clout of the Indian-American community

By Geeta Goindi

Washington, DC, October 23, 2014 – In a heart-warming gesture sure to touch Indians around the world, Secretary of State John Kerry hosted the first-ever Diwali celebration at the State Department. 1,731 more words


Muzzling Israeli Dissent in the NYT: B'Tselem's Hard Hitting Testimony Lost in the Telling

Israeli rights advocate Hagai El-Ad spoke eloquently last week before the United Nations Security Council, appealing to the world body for action on the brutal occupation of Palestine, but according to The New York Times little of what this courageous activist said was fit to print: The real news was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s outraged response. 583 more words


60 Minutes spewing B.S. on refugee screening/travel costs

I can’t even bring myself to watch the recent 60 Minutes program on the UN/US State Department Refugee Admissions Program, but think I need to say something about a couple of bits of B.S. 952 more words

Refugee Resettlement Program

Watch Maria Zakharova Tear Anti-Russia/Syria Propaganda Apart...

Don’t usually share just videos or short posts, but this footage is worth sharing: particularly in the context of yesterday’s post on the escalating anti-Russia campaign in Western media. 938 more words

The Syrian Conflict - A Proxy War

Since the onset of Operation Inherent Resolve, the United States and it’s various coalition partners have fought to reduce the strength of ISIS in the regions surrounding Syria and in Iraq. 577 more words

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Refugee child died arriving in Chicago; look for many more problems as the DOS crams them into your towns

My next post today was going to be on this very subject when I spotted this news about an 8-year-old refugee boy from the DR Congo dying mysteriously during a flight change in Chicago.  1,080 more words

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State Department Condemns Israeli Settlements

October 5, 2016
Mark C. Toner, Deputy State Department Spokesperson

“Proceeding with this new settlement is another step towards cementing a one-state reality of perpetual occupation that is fundamentally inconsistent with Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state.”

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