Iraq confirms that it will buy $4.2 billion in new Russian arms. The first Russian arms shipments are expected to arrive in Iraq no later than before this summer.

JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for March 4 - 10, 2013.

Without any authority from Congress or the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration announced this week that, in coordination with other Western governments and Arab dictatorships, U.S. taxpayers will provide yet another $60 million in direct aid to the Syrian “rebels” — a broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces. Since the war broke out, the president has already spent close to half-a-billion taxpayer dollars propping up the “revolutionaries,” who have strong support from the highest ranks of the global establishment. Tens of thousands have already died in the conflict.

Christian organizations have raised an alarm over Saudi Arabia's continued persecution and imprisonment of Christians worshipping privately in their homes.

Even as the European Union continues to pursue ever-closer “integration” in the name of “global governance,” Obama is now working to form a “Trans-Atlantic partnership” between the U.S. government and the EU under the guise of a so-called “free trade” agreement. Formally announced in the United States during the president’s State of the Union address, the highly controversial deal — a scheme that has been under discussion since before the current administration came to power — is expected to take at least 18 months to complete. It also has the backing of both Big Business and Big Labor.

Russia's presidency of the G20 nations for 2013 has opened the way for a dangerous series of programs to advance the "convergence" agenda — the economic, political, and social merging of Russia and China with the West.

In his first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry called for collective action to tackle climate change.

Speaking at the United Nations Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on February 19, North Korean diplomat Jon Yong Ryong threatened South Korea with "final destruction.”

The transformation of Latin America into a communist region received a boost from the recent reelection of President of Ecuador Rafael Correa, a leader in the São Paulo Forum, a revolutionary Marxist alliance.

According to Senator Marco Rubio, "Our prosperity depends upon the liberal international order that America has supported since the end of World War II." In fact, his statements on foreign policy lead inevitably to the conclusion that he would expand that "liberal international order."

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