Monday, March 17, 2014

ABBAS IN D.C.

As promised Mahmoud Abbas will be in Washington, D.C., today to visit with Barack Obama to see what the two of them can wrangle out of Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israelis in "the name of peace." All Abbas has to do is say "jump" and Obama will ask "how high." Or Abbas can say, "I want more terrorists released," and Obama will ask, "How many?" It's that simple.

Koenig has the best collection of headlines for today showing all the events that are happening on the same day as this meeting. Here are a few of the titles. I haven't linked to them -- you will need to go Koenig's page if you want to read them.

Koenig comment: As during Netanyahu's visit to the White House on March 3:
Russia's actions in the Ukraine, Washington weather and federal
office closure in the district overshadow PA President Abbas's
meetings at the White House

Headlines:

U.S., E.U. announce sanctions on Russia after Crimea vote

U.S. warns Russia against annexing Crimea

Russia has deployed about 60,000 troops along the Ukrainian border

New York Times: Russia could still "turn the U.S. into radioactive dust," top news anchor in Russia reminds viewers

Palestinian leader to visit White House on Monday

Israeli officials hope Obama tells Abbas concessions are not a one-way street

Washington bearing the brunt of another snow storm, third largest March storm on record; federal offices closed

4.4 magnitude hits Los Angeles area

John McTernan has also weighed in with some of his thoughts.

WW3 about to start?

And here are two more articles of interest concerning Russia.

Against Ukrainian war? Obama's newest executive order says he can seize your assets if you oppose his position.

And this from gold expert Jim Sinclair:

Russia could retaliate in a way that would have phenomenal impact on the U.S. dollar. . . . Russia has the upper hand. They have it in their ability to turn the U.S. economy upside down and into collapse. There is no question whatsoever. Putin doesn’t need a nuclear bomb. He has a nuclear economic bomb that he can set off at any time.

Putin has nuclear economic bomb