US horrified at ‘abomination’ of violence in South Sudan

This picture taken on January 12, 2014 shows a man carryring a bed walking past South Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) national soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu

The White House expressed horror at what it called the "abomination" of spiralling violence in South Sudan, where rebels took another town from government troops in a worsening civil war. "We are horrified by reports out of South Sudan that fighters aligned with rebel leader Riek Machar massacred hundreds of innocent civilians last week in Bentiu," said a statement from spokesman Jay Carney. … [Read more...]

White House ‘horrified’ by massacre of hundreds in South Sudan

Civilians flee from renewed attacks in Bentiu

The White House on Tuesday called the massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan an abomination and called for an end to the cycle of violence there. The United Nations said on Monday that rebels slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu, hunting down men, women and children who had sought refuge in a hospital, mosque and Catholic church. Rebel troops overran Bentiu, the capital of the oil producing Unity State, on Tuesday. Rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang denied responsibility for the slaughter, blaming government forces for the killings More than 1 million people have fled their homes since December when fighting erupted in the world's youngest country between troops backing President Salva Kiir and soldiers loyal to his sacked vice … [Read more...]

Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site

US President Barack Obama hugs US Senator Maria Cantwell after delivering remarks at the firehouse in Oso, Washington, April 22, 2014, following a tour of the devastation left by a recent mudslide

Oso (United States) (AFP) - President Barack Obama met with survivors of a deadly landlside near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a "rebalancing" eastward of US foreign policy. Obama left Andrews Air Force Base aboard Air Force One, and then made a stopover in Washington state to visit the scene of the landslide a month ago in Oso, some 95 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Seattle. From there, the president's itinerary was to take him to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines. … [Read more...]

Forget Tech Policy. Focus on Talent and Capital

On April 10, I was honored to be one of 45 small business leaders and entrepreneurs invited to the White House to meet with senior administration officials and congressman Jared Polis (D- Colorado) to discus how tech startups and innovation can strengthen the economy and create jobs. It’s an important topic, and a timely one,... … [Read more...]

The Chelsea Clinton Birthers

The Chelsea Clinton Birthers

She’s not really pregnant. No, she’s having a baby but only to help her mother win the White House in 2016! For crackpots, the Clinton baby news is just the latest Clinton conspiracy. … [Read more...]