The U.S. ambassador to South Korea was slashed by a man screaming about Korean unification Thursday morning in Seoul, and his assailant was immediately detained. Mark W. Lippert was rushed to a nearby hospital with cuts to his face and wrist, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported, and appeared to be splattered with blood but was on his feet, TV images show. He was on his way to attend a morning lecture in central Seoul when the attack took place shortly before 8 a.m.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has slammed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy and criticized the administration’s lack of support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech before Congress. Don’t worry about it, we already know Obama is chickensh**.
David Petraeus, a former CIA director and four-star general, has reached a plea deal with the US Justice Department in which he will admit to mishandling classified materials. It ends a long investigation into whether he provided secret information to his mistress.
Get ready folks, and expect to be paying for all these deadbeat illegal criminals for life. The wimps in congress don’t have the guts to stop the evil one in the White House, as they are just as corrupt as he is.
Israelis are increasingly convinced President Obama is meddling in their upcoming election, and some observers predict the White House’s alleged effort to undermine Benjamin Netanyahu could indeed wind up tipping the scales – in favor of the prime minister.
Several survivors of the hostage crisis say the idea of the U.S. negotiating with an unrepentant Tehran makes their blood boil. If you remember for 444 days, the 52 Americans were held prisoner in the U.S. Embassy by the student revolutionaries that would help usher in the hard-line Islamic theocracy that remains in place today. Many of the hostage takers and guards held key roles in the Iranian government then and continue in important positions today.
The FCC vote in favor of new net neutrality rules has numerous hurdles to overcome as opponents map out legislative and legal challenges. “In the words of F. Scott Fitzgerald, never confuse a single defeat for a final defeat,” FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai — one of the agency’s two Republicans who voted against the rules — said after Thursday’s vote, according to The Hill.
All isn’t going so well for Secretary of State John Kerry’s meeting in Russia. He met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent opposition figure in Moscow.
Kerry and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke for roughly 80 minutes at a Geneva hotel, according to the State Department, which did not immediately provide details of the discussion. Kerry said in a tweet that they talked about Ukraine, Syria and ongoing negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.
Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests. Hold on, stop the hysteria. How can it be a danger if one is not vaccinated, it the others are?
The Iraqi army, backed by Shiite and Sunni fighters, has begun a major effort to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit from ISIS militants, a likely prelude to a move on the Islamist terror group’s Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. Sources are saying a force of 27,000 was attacking the city, backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets. Iraqi state TV trumpeted the start of the offensive Monday morning, reporting that ground forces were advancing amid artillery fire and Iraqi jet strikes.