Far as I am concerned on this Obamanable is more honest.
As I told you long ago the US State Department does not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and this was and is the official position of every administration despite any and all lies sold to us for years to the contrary.
This so called "Key Clause" never meant shit in the first place:
June 2008:U.S. suspends move of embassy to Jerusalem - AGAIN
Late on Friday The Washington Times' Christian Bourge obtained a copy of Presidential Determination 2009-19, latest in a series of pro forma memos to the Secretary of State entitled "Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act." This determination is a legally required waiver under said act to continue to delay the May 31, 1999 deadline for moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Nearly identical memos like this have been issued every six months for the last decade. Standard procedure, no big deal, right? Well in the Bush years the memo contained the sentence,The Obama team has edited that passage out. This explains the Friday evening release. Congress should revisit the Jerusalem Embassy Act and remove the loophole that has allowed this charade to continue for ten years. Meanwhile the president should explain exactly what his policy is on this issue, and why he is not committed to beginning the process of moving the embassy.
"My Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our embassy to Jerusalem."
The Obama administration has disabled the link
since I made this post
but here is what it used to say, anyway:
June 2008Obama speech makes use of Islamic references
Straight From the State Department Website
Israel annexed the city in 1967 and proclaimed it to be Israel’s eternal, undivided capital.
Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as their capital.
Successive U.S. Administrations have maintained that the parties must determine the fate of Jerusalem in negotiations. H.Con.Res. 60, June 10, 1997, and S.Con.Res. 21, May20, 1997, called on the Administration to affirm that Jerusalem must remain the undivided capital of Israel.
Congress has repeatedly prohibited official U.S. government business with the PA in Jerusalem and the use of appropriated funds to create U.S. government offices in Israel to conduct business with the PA and allows Israel to be recorded as the place of birth of U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem.
These provisions are again in H.R. 2764, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008, passed in both houses on December 19, 2007.
The State Department does not recognize Jerusalem, Israel as a place of birth for passports
because the U.S. government does not recognize all of Jerusalem as part of Israel.
A related issue is the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Proponents argue that Israel is the only country where a U.S. embassy is not in the capital, that Israel’s claim to West Jerusalem, proposed site of an embassy, is unquestioned, and that Palestinians must be disabused of their hope for a capital in Jerusalem.
Opponents say a move would undermine the peace process and U.S. credibility in the Islamic world and with Palestinians, and would prejudge the final status of the city.
P.L. 104-45, November 8, 1995, provided for the embassy’s
relocation by May 31, 1999, but granted the President authority, in national security interest, to suspend limitations on State Department expenditures that would be imposed if the embassy did not open. Presidents Clinton and Bush each used the authority several times.
The State Department Authorization Actf or FY2002-FY2003,
P.L. 107-228, September 30, 2002, urged the President to begin relocating the U.S. Embassy“immediately.
”The President replied that the provision would “if construed
as mandatory ... impermissibly interfere with the president’s constitutional authority to conduct the nation’s foreign affairs.”
The State Department declared, “our view of Jerusalem is unchanged. Jerusalem is a permanent status issue to be negotiated between the parties."
Why yes, it did. It was practically a freakin' da'wa.
"Very small things, like saying 'shukran' (thank you) or 'salaam aleikum' (peace be upon you) or quoting from the Quran ... these are hugely significant things," said Munir Jiwa, director of the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley.OIC Secretary General Welcomes President Obama's Cairo Speech
The Secretary General stated that the speech clearly confirmed the desire of the US Administration to make a new beginning in the relations between the US and the Muslim world. He also felt that President Obama gave signals of a more balanced approach on the part of the US Administration to the Middle East conflict, where an active US contribution as an honest broker is more vital than ever.IAEA Reports Iranian Nuclear Progress
Oscar Madison's bookie could have reported it too.
Iran says UN report shows its nuclear work peaceful
Iran nuclear program advancing, U.N. agency says
Ex-nuke negotiator calls Ahmadinejad a 'demagogue'
Iran running 5000 centrifuges
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Iran Signs Major Gas Deal With China; Is Europe Next?
As US presses Israel, EU may join fray
France, US stand united on Iran, Mideast peace
TRANSCRIPT: Obama, Sarkozy press conference in France
In Germany, Obama strikes an urgent note on Mideast peace
I got an urgent note for him.
Hezbollah choice at center of Lebanon vote
Lebanon: 10 More Are Charged With Spying for Israel
Dhimmah Carter praises Obama Mideast policy
In other news, fire hot! Burns!
Recruting Center jihadist may have targeted Jewish site:
The FBI confirmed Wednesday it was investigating the possibility an Atlanta Jewish site was among other planned targets of a Muslim convert accused of killing a soldier outside a Conway, Ark., recruiting center this week.UCLA student told she can't say Jesus
Stephen Emmett, spokesman for the Atlanta FBI office, said the investigation into the shooting turned up evidence to suggest Abdulhakim Muhammad, 23, of Little Rock, had plans for a “Jewish entity” in Atlanta.
The Associated Press reported memos from the investigation showed Little Rock, as well as New York, Philadelphia, Louisville, Ky., and Memphis, were also on his list. Emmett declined to say what specific site in Atlanta might have been in Muhammad’s plans, but “precautions were taken [in Atlanta] because of the serious nature of the Little Rock” shooting. Muhammad, a Muslim convert, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to state charges in Arkansas he killed Pvt. William Long, 23, and wounded Pvt. Quinton I. Ezeagwula, 18. Muhammad is being held without bond.
Hurley's e-mail response to Popa had said, "UCLA is a public university where the doctrine of separation of church and state is observed, in order to respect the sheer diversity of religious beliefs among the people who come here. Since that is so, we do permit MCDB graduates to thank God in their words of wisdom, but we also ask that they refrain from making more specific religious references of any kind."San Fran Resolution Against Vatican’s Anti-Gay Instructions OK’d
She continued: "In this setting, even I would not personally be comfortable reading: 'I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.' Therefore, I need to let you know that I will read your Words of Wisdom as follows: First, I want to thank God….
"I hope that you can be okay with the above, given all the circumstances that exist," the e-mail said.
Klingenschmitt, who had assembled a petition on his website on the issue, faced punishment over the use of the name of Jesus in prayers and still is pursuing a court action seeking reinstatement.
Can I get some separation of State & Church with my Tolerance and Freedom?
US Justice Dept to probe Kansas abortion murder
The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it is launching an investigation into the murder of Kansas abortion provider George Tiller, who had been reviled by anti-abortion groups.Graduating students defy ACLU ~ Seniors stand and recite Lord's Prayer
The Justice Department said it would investigate whether Tiller's murder violated a 1994 U.S. law that establishes penalties for those who block access to abortion services.
Kansas authorities have charged Scott Roeder with murder in the Sunday shooting death of Tiller in his church.
Tiller was one of only a few physicians in the United States willing to perform late-term abortions, those performed after the 20th week of gestation when a fetus potentially could survive outside the womb and legal under certain conditions.
Defiant Praying Students Akbar!
"Many of the students also painted crosses on their graduation caps to make a statement of faith," the organization reported.Feds Arrest Man on 'Mission to Kill the President'
Daniel James Murray was arrested at a casino in Laughlin, Nev., Friday without incident by federal and local authorities.History Is Made To Be Rewritten
Murray allegedly told authorities he was part of a mission to kill the president, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney in Salt Lake City told ABC News. The suspect is believed to have access to firearms.
It's all AI's fault:
Russia's Defense Ministry offered a novel reinterpretation of history on June 4, announcing in a paper published on its website that World War II was caused by none other than -- the Poles!Russia to wait on US before cutting nuclear arsenal
The research paper was not an official government statement, but the author, Colonel Sergei Kovalyov, is the director of the scientific-research department of military history in the ministry's Institute of Military History.
The Defense Ministry has now distanced itself from the piece, removing it from the site and telling journalists that it "must not be considered the official point of view of the Defense Ministry."
Da, Little Pipski. Vlad is very polite man, you will see.
Russia Warns Against Relying on Dollar
Shell, Gazprom may partner for Yamal LNG
Gazprom CEO predicts oil reaching $85 per barrel by end of 2009
I guess he read the Gold Man predicts $85 story from yesterday too.
Ukraine to pay its Russian gas bill
Ukraine says it's paid Russian gas bill
HA HA HA. That was the old bill.
Vlad has new bill for you.
Ukrainian Parliament Sacks Defense Minister
Russia: Top Official Is Fatally Shot in North Caucasus
Another one bites the dust:
The highest-ranking law enforcement official in the Russian republic of Dagestan and one of his deputies were fatally shot when a gunman strafed their car with automatic weapon fire as they left a restaurant on Friday, Russia’s chief prosecutor announced. Interior Minister Adilgerei Magomedtagirov, left, and his chief of logistics died in the hospital.Ambassador Of Saudi Arabia Finishes Diplomatic Mission In Turkmenistan
No medals were awarded.
Emirates National Oil May Make Offer to Buy Dragon
Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia sign credit agreement
Bahrain delegation visits Uzbekistan
GM UZBEKISTAN'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE AMID TALK OF A TAKEOVER
Nationalisation the 'curse of Scotland'
Brown facing big defeat in euro election
Maybe he can go into ignominious exile on Obama Beach
Far-right eyes more gains in EU Parliament vote
Fed Intends to Hire Lobbyist in Campaign to Buttress Its Image
AEP spent over $1.7M lobbying government in 1Q
Long-Term Unemployment Rate Hits Record
Consumer Credit Fell $15.7 Billion in April
Fed's Yellen: US Treasury yield rise disconcerting
Disconcerting! Can I get a vexing, even?
Bank of America Stocks Board With Ex-Regulators
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Yet another pro fusion center propaganda piece
`Smart grid' buzz of the electric power industry
5 Billion Dolla Govt Pepco!
ESPC projects implemented under this IDIQ contract ultimately become a partnership between the Federal Government and Pepco Energy Services.
Pepco Energy Services conducts comprehensive energy audits and identifies improvements that will save energy at government facilities. In consultation with agency customers, Pepco Energy Services designs and constructs projects that meet the agency's needs and arranges financing to pay for it. These improvements are projected to generate savings sufficient to pay for the project over the term of the contract. After the contract ends, all additional cost savings accrue to the agency.US Arrests Former State Dept Official on Cuba Spying Charges
U.S. officials said they arrested Walter Kendall Myers and his wife Gwendolyn after an undercover operation in Washington. They said Walter Myers worked at the State Department for nearly 30 years, partly at the department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, before retiring in 2007.DHS Nominee Pulls Out as Role at CIA Is Studied
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Philip Mudd, a former deputy director at both the CIA's Office of Terrorism Analysis and the National Counterterrorism Center, was scheduled to appear next week before the Senate as the nominee for undersecretary of intelligence and analysis at Homeland Security.
Bernard Barker dies at 92; Watergate burglar was a CIA operative
Barker was one of five men who broke into the Watergate building in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 1972. They were trying to plant a wiretap at the Democratic National Committee headquarters to gather information on Richard Nixon's Democratic opponent in the upcoming presidential election, George McGovern.New CDC chief controversial
Four of the burglars -- Barker, Virgilio Gonzalez, Rolando Eugenio Martinez and Frank Sturgis -- were anti-Castro activists recruited in Miami by CIA agent E. Howard Hunt. The fifth, James W. McCord, was a former CIA agent and security consultant on Nixon's campaign staff.
He spearheaded a campaign to increase taxes on cigarettes and ban smoking in restaurants and bars. He supported needle exchange programs and condom distribution to help prevent AIDS, producing condoms with the city’s NYC logo and the slogan “Get Some.”FDA: Adult Antipsychotic Drugs Effective in Children
He enraged restaurant owners when he expanded the city’s smoking ban to include all workplaces, including restaurants and bars.
HHS secretary unveils $200M for doctor recruitment
6.5 ~ VANUATU
Do we make a left at Xanadu or what?
5.9 ~ Tokyo
This report calls it a 6.3
5.4 ~ East Nusa Tenggara