Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke resigning. Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke has announced her resignation.
Victoria Nuland to face Benghazi questioning. 'A confirmation hearing Thursday for President Obama's choice as chief American diplomat for Europe could provide some surprising fireworks on the administration's handling of the Benghazi attack, its plan to arm Syria's rebels, and more. ...'
Christian merchant's body found in Sinai. 'Magdy Habashi, 60, was the second Christian murdered in northern Sinai in less than a week. He was abducted Saturday from the town of Sheikh Zweid near El Arish and his decapitated body found early Thursday in a cemetery ...'
Report: Saudi missiles target Iran, Israel. 'Images analyzed by experts at IHS Jane's Intelligence Review have revealed a hitherto undisclosed nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface missile base deep in the Saudi desert, with capabilities for hitting both countries, The London Telegraph reported Wednesday ...' Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club:
Given President Obama’s assurances that Iran will not get a nuclear weapon there must be a high probability that it will. If his pledge to prosecute a war of necessity in Afghanistan or bring democracy to Egypt or enforce a red line in Syria are indications of how well his pledges hold up, then you can count on Iran getting a weapon pretty soon.
And then maybe the Saudis will arm the missiles with something bought from Pakistan. If the Telegraph’s report is accurate the Saudis figured out five years ago that the administration would be as good as the negation of their most solemn pledges. ...
NCRI claims disclosure of unknown Iran nuke site. 'An exiled opposition group said on Thursday it had obtained information about a secret underground nuclear site under construction in Iran, without specifying what kind of atomic activity it believed would be carried out there. ...'