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  • Qatar: America's Biggest Little Ally in the Middle East

    04/11/2018 12:27:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | April 11, 2018 | Bob Barr
    If one were to pick an emblem of America’s global military might, the B-52 properly might top the list. The strategic bomber’s expansive 185-foot wingspan and 159-foot fuselage, make the “Stratofortress” a universally recognizable symbol of unrivaled aerial firepower. This is especially the case if you are unfortunate enough to be the target of its devastating payload – which can be munitions ranging from unguided or guided bombs, to cruise missiles or nuclear weapons. Reportedly, up to 500 Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria found this out the hard way in February, illustrating that when America wants to send a message, it...
  • One of America's Top Allies Has Lots to Say About the F-35

    04/02/2018 9:01:06 AM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies ^ | February 16, 2017 | Brendan Nicholson
    Within days, Australians will get to see the first of the RAAFs new Joint Strike Fightersjust months after the jets noisiest critics told an inquiry it was a jackass of all trades and masterful of none. Two members of the Air Power Australia group went on to tell the Senate committee the aircraft was a broken and obsolete design, unsuitable for modern combat. The reality, say Australian fighter pilots and senior members of the ADF with intimate knowledge of the JSFs capability, is vastly different. RAAF chief, Air Marshal Leo Davies, tells The Strategist that while the JSF, now officially...
  • Poland signs $4.75 billion deal for U.S. Patriot missile system facing Russia

    03/28/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 28, 2018 | Lidia Kelly
    Poland signed the largest arms procurement deal in its history on Wednesday, agreeing with the United States to buy Raytheon Cos (RTN.N) Patriot missile defense system for $4.75 billion in a major step to modernize its forces against a bolder Russia. It is an extraordinary, historic moment; it is Polands introduction into a whole new world of state-of-the-art technology, modern weaponry, and defensive means, President Andrzej Duda said during the signing ceremony. NATO member Poland has accelerated efforts to overhaul its ageing weaponry following Moscows annexation of Ukraines Crimea peninsula in 2014. Two-thirds of Polands weaponry dates from the Cold...
  • Trump: I need allies in Congress

    03/26/2018 11:08:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    thehill ^ | 03/25/2018 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump DONALD JOHN TRUMP McCaskill: Clinton should be more careful in how she describes Trump voters Stormy Daniels lawyer slams critics who say there was 'nothing new' in '60 Minutes' interview Costello won't seek reelection in Pennsylvania MORE following a Republican's loss in a special Pennsylvania congressional election is encouraging voters to elect candidates who will support his agenda in the midterms. A Trump campaign email with the subject line I need Allies sent Saturday includes a survey for respondents to describe what qualities are most important to them in a candidate. 2018 is our chance to elect TRUMP...
  • Meet Americas Syrian Allies Who Helped Defeat ISIS

    02/17/2018 7:37:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 17, 2018 | ROD NORDLAND
    MANBIJ, Syria The large section of northeastern Syria once occupied by the Islamic State is now a rare safe area in the war-ravaged country, thanks to an American-backed coalition known as the Syrian Democratic Forces. The coalitions fighters, who with American help drove the Islamic State from the region, are Arabs and Kurds, men and women, young and old. Many are veterans of multiple battles and have been wounded, but returned to the fight again and again. Here are a few of them.
  • Nikki Haley throws a party for nations that didnt oppose US Jerusalem stance at UN

    12/22/2017 10:00:57 AM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | 12/22/2017 | Staff
    Trump announced the move on Dec. 6, ending decades of U.S. ambiguity on the status of the city that both Israel and the Palestinians claim as their capital. (JTA) To thank the 65 countries that did not support a resolution condemning President Donald Trumps position on Jerusalem, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, invited her counterparts from those states to a reception. Haley extended the invitation Thursday hours after the General Assembly passed a resolution condemning Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital, the nrg news site reported. Nine countries voted against the resolution, including Israel,...
  • U.N. Defies Trump's Threats by Passing Resolution on Jerusalem

    12/21/2017 12:57:44 PM PST · by simpson96 · 64 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/21/2017 | Kambiz Foroohar
    The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of President Donald Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel despite U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haleys warning that the move could put funding for their nations and the global body at risk. The nonbinding UN resolution passed on Thursday by a vote of 128-9, with 35 nations abstaining. Key U.S. allies backing the measure over Trumps threats included the U.K., France, Italy, Japan and Germany. The U.S. was joined in opposition by countries including Guatemala, Nauru and Micronesia. Abstentions included Australia, Canada and Argentina. The United States will...
  • An Insult the US Won't Forget

    12/21/2017 8:14:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    American ^ | December 21, 2017 | Shoula Romano Horing
    On Monday, the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council draft resolution criticizing the United States decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The vote was 14 to 1 and stated that the U.S. decision is null and void and must be rescinded, with only the U.S. voting against it. Under pressure by the Palestinians and Arab and Muslim nations, the president of the UN General Assembly has called an emergency session of the General Assembly for Thursday to consider a resolution similar to the one presented to the Security Council for...
  • The Iranian Plan to Destroy America's Allies

    12/15/2017 12:10:24 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Friday, 03 Nov 2017 03:51 PM | Lela Gilbert
    Have the ancient Christian communities in northern Iraq fallen prey to Irans radical Islamist aspirations?Will Iran be permitted to complete its Shia Crescent or land bridge, stretching from Tehran through Iraq, into Syria and on into Lebanon, where Irans proxy Hezbollah already asserts enormous power? Is President Donald Trumps bold assertion that Iran will be denied hegemony in the Middle East being refuted by the facts on the ground? Just last week, I wrote about the renewed hope that surged across displaced Christian communities in Iraqs Nineveh Plain following Vice President Mike Pences encouraging speech at an Washington D.C. event.
  • Trump's UK visit 'planned for February' despite outrage over anti Muslim Britain First retweets

    12/03/2017 4:12:19 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 12/3/17 | Andy Richardson
    Donald Trump is reportedly due to travel to the UK in February for his planned visit - despite outrage over his retweets of posts by an anti-Muslim group. The US president sparked a huge backlash when he shared the hate propaganda by Britain First to his more than 44 million followers just days ago. [snip] Trump's actions triggered a sharp rebuke from an army of critics - including Theresa May, who described the tweets as "wrong". Figures including London Mayor Sadiq Khan also demanded the prime minister go further and cancel her invitation to Trump to visit the UK. But...
  • America's Indispensable Friends

    11/16/2017 4:42:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 16, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The world equates American military power with the maintenance of the postwar global order of free commerce, communications and travel. Sometimes American power leads to costly, indecisive interventions like those in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya that were not able to translate superiority on the battlefield into lasting peace. But amid the frustrations of American foreign policy, it is forgotten that the United States also plays a critical but more silent role in ensuring the survival of small, at-risk nations. The majority of them are democratic and pro-Western. But they all share the misfortune of living in dangerous neighborhoods full of...
  • Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit poll says

    09/24/2017 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies ^ | September 24, 2017 | BBC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance has won 32.5% of the vote, remaining the largest party in Germany's parliament, according to the ARD poll.
  • The Latest: Australia says it would come to US aid in attack

    08/10/2017 4:51:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | August 10, 2017 | The Associated Press
    ...Australia's prime minister says his country would come to the aid of the United States if North Korea attacks Guam. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told Melbourne Radio 3AW: "We would come to the aid of the United States. How that manifests itself will obviously depend on the circumstances and consultations with our allies." Turnbull added: "If North Korea decides to carry out some of its violent threats, then obviously terrible consequences will follow." The prime minister says he discussed the threat with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence overnight.....
  • Everybody Is Forgetting That Clinton Allies Did The Same Thing As Don Jr.

    07/11/2017 5:08:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/17 | Peter Hasson
    Many journalists reacted breathlessly to a New York Times report on Sunday revealing that President Trumps oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer who indicated she had damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Donald Jr. admitted to the June 2016 meeting to which he brought campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump adviser Jared Kushner but downplayed its significance. Obviously Im the first person on a campaign to ever take a meeting to hear info about an opponent, he wrote on Twitter Monday morning, adding that the meeting went nowhere but that he had to listen. Many...
  • Indian PM Narendra Modi in Israel to meet 'friend' Netanyahu

    07/04/2017 10:53:05 PM PDT · by Cronos · 2 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 5 July 2017 | Saif Khalid
    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Israel on a historic three-day visit - the first by an Indian prime minister. The visit coincides with the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992. ..The Times of India published a joint editorial written by Modi and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu highlighting the collaborations between the two countries. "India and Israel are walking hand in hand into the future as partners," the editorial said. Ties between the two nations have become more "visible" since Modi became prime minister in 2014 and Israeli ambassador...
  • Donald Trump is a willing listener you can work with, Trudeau says

    06/22/2017 2:30:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | June 22, 2017 | Daniel Dale, Washington Bureau
    Trudeau complimented Trump but downplayed his importance to the Canada-U.S. relationship in an interview at the University of Toronto on Thursday, saying that the U.S. president knows how to interact socially on a very effective level. According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, U.S. President Donald Trump is a willing listener with good social skills who keeps his word and is open to changing his mind when presented with opposing positions. Trudeau, who has made a determined effort to avoid angering the mercurial president, offered his complimentary assessment in a public interview with two New York Times journalists at the University...
  • Australian faith in US alliance stronger under Trumps presidency

    06/20/2017 8:26:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New Daily ^ | June 21, 2017 | Alana Mitchelson
    Despite Donald Trumps controversial tenure as US President, including an investigation for an impeachable offence, Australias faith in its alliance with US has risen dramatically since the property magnate took office. Some 65 per cent of Australians believe in our close relationship with the US under President Trump, up from the 51 per cent who supported the alliance during the 2016 presidential election campaign that Hillary Clinton was widely tipped to win, according to a Lowy Institute poll. As many as 77 per cent of Australians believe the alliance with the United States is either very or fairly important for...
  • Trump Allies On The Offensive Against Mueller

    06/16/2017 10:14:02 AM PDT · by blam · 39 replies
    Fire News Feed ^ | 6-16-2017 | The Hill
    President Trumps legal team and political allies have launched a preemptive strike against special counsel Robert Mueller. Trumps backers are furious about a story that appeared Wednesday in the Washington Post, in which five anonymous sources alleged that the president is the target of an obstruction of justice investigation for allegedly trying to bury an FBI probe into his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. The timing of that story, which was published on Trumps birthday and a week after the White House believed the president had moved beyond allegations of election collusion with Russia, was viewed by Trumps allies...
  • Senate votes to support Trump's weapons sale to Saudi Arabia

    06/13/2017 1:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | June 13, 2017 | Richard Lardner, The Associated Press
    The Senate on Tuesday narrowly turned back a bipartisan bid to rebuke Saudi Arabia and reject President Donald Trump's plan to sell the kingdom more than $500 million in precision-guided munitions, sparing the new Republican administration an embarrassing defeat. The vote Tuesday was 53-47, clearing the way for the sale to be finalized. The precision munitions are part of Trump's proposed $110 billion arms package to Riyadh, which the administration said would create U.S. jobs while also improving a key ally's military capability. But opponents of the deal, led by Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have been...
  • Why Russia Cant Be Americas Ally: What Putin Doesnt Want You to Know About Moscows Persecution o

    05/13/2017 10:53:20 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 79 replies
    Providence Magazine ^ | 12 May 17 | George Barros
    Recently within the American conservative and Christian zeitgeists I have noticed a growing positive view of Vladimir Putin and desire for a U.S.-Russia Christian military alliance against Islamic terrorism. As both a conservative Christian American and a policy specialist on Russia and Eastern Europe, this is a perilous line of thinking. The growing trend among conservatives to support Putins Russia is problematic because Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) engage in activities that run directly contrary to U.S. national security objectives, values of Western civilization writ large, and teaching of Christian scripture. Perceptions that Russia is...