Daily Archives: April 11, 2015

Pentagon Names New Commander Of Guantanamo Task Force – 11 April 2015

RT logoThe US task force in charge of the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new commander. The Pentagon announced on Friday that Rear Admiral Fernandez L. “Frank” Ponds will take over command of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO).

JTF-GTMO is part of the US Southern Command and encompasses units from all the branches of the US military stationed at Guantanamo Bay. It is also in charge of the Guantanamo Bay detention camps for “enemy combatants” captured in Afghanistan and Iraq. There are currently 149 inmates inside the prison.

Admiral Ponds has commanded the San Diego-based Expeditionary Strike Group 3 since July 2013. His official biography says he was commissioned as a naval officer in 1983 and is a native of Alabama.

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ZeroHedge – Here’s The Chart That Deutsche Bank Says Everyone Needs To Look At – 11 April 2015

ZeroHedgeDeutsche Bank Chief International Economist Torsten Sløk minces no words with his latest chart of the day. “In my view, every asset allocation team in the world should have this chart hanging on their wall,” he writes.

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Hillary Clinton: What To Know About Her Recent Controversies, Scandals – 11 April 2015

RT logoHillary Clinton, a former US secretary of state (and senator, and First Lady), will reportedly announce her 2016 presidential run Sunday via social media. Expect these recent Clinton scandals to surface again (and again) for the duration of her candidacy.

State Department emails

The latest Clinton controversy stems from her use of a private email account and server — which was found to be insecure for at least three months — to conduct official business as US secretary of state. Clinton has said she used her private email account — just as past secretaries of state have done — as a matter of convenience.

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Air Force General Loses Job For Telling Airmen Lobbying To Keep A-10 ‘Is Committing Treason’ – 11 April 2015

RT logoA two-star general has been removed from his post and issued a letter of reprimand for warning airmen under his command not to lobby Congress against retiring the Air Force’s beloved A-10 “Warthog” attack jet.

At the Air Force’s annual Weapons and Tactics conference on January 10, Maj. Gen. James Post III, the vice commander of the branch’s Air Combat Command, told an audience of more than 300 airmen that speaking to lawmakers about plans to retire the popular Cold War-era plane amounted to treason. His comments were made in response to a question about the A-10, a close air support aircraft.

“If anyone accuses me of saying this, I will deny it,” Post said. “Anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason.”

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ZeroHedge – Dollar Soars By Most In 43 Months; Stocks, Oil Surge In Week After Worst Payrolls Since 2013 – 11 April 2015

ZeroHedgeDismal jobs data – who cares… Worst earnings season in six years – who cares… continued missed expectations in macro data – who cares… GDP expectations at cycle lows – who cares… corporate leverage at record highs – who cares…

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Poisonous Gas Alert At Water Plant In Weslaco,TX, People Evacuated – 11 April 2015

RT logoFirefighters and hazmat crews are responding to a chemical leak of a poisonous gas at a water plant in Weslaco, Texas, local news reports. Buildings within 250 feet north and west of the facility are being evacuated.

The incidentat the Weslaco Water Treatment Plant began when one chemical was poured into a tank full of other chemicals, which created hydrogen chloride, Weslaco Emergency Management Coordinator George Garrett told KRGV.

A hose was hooked up to the wrong tank, causing the two chemicals to be mixed together at the wrong concentration, Weslaco Public Utilities Director David Salinas told KGBT.

There are no water quality issues at this time, he added.

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Russia And Greece To Ink Turkish Stream Gas Pipeline Deal Within Days – Greek Minister – 11 April 2015

RT logoRussia and Greece are to sign a memorandum of cooperation on the construction of a new pipeline in the Turkish Stream project which will deliver Russian gas to Europe via Greece, according to the Greek energy minister.

The memorandum is expected to be signed in the next few days, Greek Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis said in an interview with the Sputnik news agency, adding that the pipeline would be not only a route between Greece and Russia but would as well be very important for Europe.

“The visit of the government delegation, the meeting of Tsipras and Putin open the way for the pipeline which will begin at the border with Turkey and end at the border with Macedonia in the direction of Central Europe. This pipeline is extremely important for energy security and cooperation in Europe,” Lafazanis said.

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