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  • NATO Chief: Allied Spending Up $10 Billion Because of Trump

    04/13/2017 1:12:43 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 59 replies
    the Washington Examiner ^ | 04/13/2017 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during a joint press conference at the White House. Stoltenberg reminded Trump and the public that NATO allies have contributed to the defense of the Untied States, emphasizing that about 1,000 members of allied militaries have died fighting in Afghanistan. But he paired that conventional defense of NATO with a clear olive branch to Trump, who rattled international leaders during the 2016 presidential election by threatening to abandon allies who fail to contribute to the common defense. Such rhetoric has produced a $10 billion increase in defense spending. "We are . . . seeing the effect...
  • Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demands NATO allies pay up

    03/31/2017 7:02:47 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 31, 2017 | AP
    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demands NATO allies pay up as he says it's 'no longer sustainable' for U.S. to fund everyone's defense 'It is no longer sustainable for the US to maintain a disproportionate share of NATO's defense expenditures,' Tillerson said Friday NATO alliance includes 28 member countries, but the U.S. pays a disproportionate amount of money toward the group's common defense Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned in February that Washington could 'moderate' its commitment if allies fail to pay up Secretary of State Rex Tillerson demands NATO allies pay up as he says it's 'no longer sustainable'...
  • GERMANS react to president Donald TRUMP

    12/19/2016 10:44:48 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/10/16 | MinderestingPictures
    Germans in one of Germany's richest cities, Mainz(near Frankfurt), give their opinion on Trump's election.
  • 14 US-LED COALITION MILITARY ADVISERS CAPTURED BY SYRIAN SPECIAL FORCES IN ALEPPO

    12/18/2016 5:58:58 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 90 replies
    SouthFront ^ | 12/17/2016 | SouthFront
    At least 14 US-led coalition military advisers have been captured by the Syrian Special Forces in a bunker in the city of Aleppo, according to media reports... Mutaz Kanoğlu – Turkey David Scott Winer – USA David Shlomo Aram – Israel Muhamad Tamimi – Qatar Muhamad Ahmad Assabian – Saudi Abd-el-Menham Fahd al Harij – Saudi Islam Salam Ezzahran Al Hajlan – Saudi Ahmed Ben Naoufel Al Darij – Saudi Muhamad Hassan Al Sabihi – Saudi Hamad Fahad Al Dousri – Saudi Amjad Qassem Al Tiraoui – Jordan Qassem Saad Al Shamry – Saudi Ayman Qassem Al Thahalbi – Saudi...
  • HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND: Secret Nazi Treasure Hunter base in Arctic found by Russian scientists

    12/12/2016 6:43:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | 21st October 2016, 10:22 am | BY TOM MICHAEL
    HITLER'S GHOST ISLAND Secret Nazi Treasure Hunter base in Arctic found by Russian scientists after being abandoned over 70 years ago when crew was poisoned by polar bear meat Ruined bunkers, rusted bullets and even documents among 500 objects found on remote island that may have been used as an outpost to search for mythical treasure trove The mysterious site is located on a remote island in Russian territory more than 600 miles from the North Pole. Set up in 1942, a year after Hitler invaded the Soviet Union, the military outpost on Alexandra land was christened Schatzgraber or...
  • US airstrike in Mosul leaves 90 Iraqi troopers dead (helps ISIS forces)

    12/12/2016 5:54:55 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Press TV ^ | 12/10/16
    At least 90 Iraqi soldiers have lost their lives when fighter jets from the United States Air Force (USAF) mistakenly struck their position in Mosul as government forces and allied fighters are trying to flush Daesh terrorists out of the strategic northern city. An Iraqi army source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Arabic service of Russias Sputnik news agency on Saturday that the airstrike had targeted soldiers from the 9th Armored Division of the Iraqi army the previous day, destroying eight infantry fighting vehicles as well as four Humvee military trucks. Some 100 soldiers were also wounded as...
  • America Has Stashed Thousands Of Tanks, Artillery In Secret Caves In Norway For War With Russia

    10/23/2016 6:28:31 AM PDT · by Strategy · 39 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 20, 2016 | By Danny Collins
    US MILITARY chiefs have hoarded masses of military gear in underground Norwegian caves to ward off Vladimir Putin, it is claimed. The US has already announced the deployment of 300 Marines to the Scandinavian country that shares a 120-mile border with Russia. The US military is understood to be hoarding equipment in Norwegian storage centres in the event war breaks out with Russia. The method is similar to the ones used by Nato powers during the Cold War. It comes amid deteriorating relations between Moscow and the US over the former's role supporting Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in the country's...
  • READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP'S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU

    09/25/2016 11:26:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 41 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 9-25-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    READOUT OF DONALD J. TRUMP'S MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU NEW YORK, NY - Donald J. Trump met privately today with Prime Minister Netanyahu for over an hour at Mr. Trump's residence in Trump Tower. The two have known each other for many years and had the opportunity to discuss many topics important to both countries. Mr. Trump and the Prime Minister discussed the special relationship between America and Israel and the unbreakable bond between the two countries. The topics of military assistance, security and regional stability were addressed. Mr. Trump agreed that the military assistance provided to...
  • Saudi Arabia and Pakistan: America's Worst 'Allies'

    07/28/2016 3:10:20 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | July 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    With friends like Saudi Arabia, who needs enemies? Last week we learned that the Saudi government almost certainly played a role in the 9/11 terrorist attack and that our government kept that secret from the public for about fourteen years. A brief history of the coverup is in order here. In 2002, a joint congressional committee investigated the intelligence failures that led to the attack. That committee found suspicious clues that pointed toward Saudi Arabia--an official "ally" of the United States known for exporting radical Wahhabi Islam across the world. In a 28-page summary, the committee detailed the connections between...
  • Clinton's campaign manager: Russia helping Trump

    07/24/2016 6:56:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    CNN ^ | Eric Bradner
    Hillary Clinton's campaign manager is alleging that Russian hackers are leaking Democratic National Committee emails critical of Bernie Sanders in an effort to help Donald Trump win the election in November. It comes on the heels of "changes to the Republican platform to make it more pro-Russian," Robby Mook told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I don't think it's coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here, and I think that's disturbing," he said. The DNC has previously had its files hacked by an individual named "Guccifer 2.0" that may have...
  • NATO allies respond to Trumps suggestion that the U.S. might not protect them from Russia

    07/21/2016 6:44:45 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2016 | Composters Adam Taylor, Michael Birnbaum
    Donald Trump has long suggested that he takes a skeptical view of the United States' alliances. However, in an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday evening, the Republican presidential nominee went further than before, appearing to suggest that the United States should not be required to automatically defend NATO allies if they are attacked. Trump specifically pointed to the Baltic states that sit near Russia's borders and often complain of belligerence from Moscow. He said they would be helped only if they had "fulfilled their obligations to us." For some in those in the Baltic states Estonia,...
  • PETER HITCHENS: America isn't our special friend. It ruined our Navy, Empire and future

    04/24/2016 6:22:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 170 replies
    dailymail.com ^ | 4/24/2016 | Peter Hitchens
    Now will we grasp that the United States is not our friend, but a foreign country whose interests are often different from ours? President Obama's blatant intervention in our internal affairs is not a sudden breach of a soppy 'special relationship'. The USA's only real special relationship is with Saudi Arabia, a 70-year old hard pact of oil, money and power, welded together with such cynicism it out to make up gasp. Barack Obama's open desire for us to stay inside the EU is by no means the first or worst example of White House meddling here in these islands....
  • WaPo: U.S. allies cant wait for Obama to be gone

    04/19/2016 2:23:52 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Join the club, friends. If you can think back this far, the U.S. populace was down on George W. Bush this time eight years ago in part because he supposedly had alienated our allies by being a go-it-alone cowboy. The remedy for this was to elect the cool guy who gave speeches about how we all have to listen to each other and all that sort of thing. We did find out, did we not, that there is a huge difference between saying something in a speech and actually doing it? Today Americas allies would surely love to have Bush...
  • Erdogan's Turkey Is a Dubious Ally

    12/03/2015 5:16:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Turkey often appeals to the West for support, given its longtime membership in NATO. Now, Turkish leadership is in a shouting match with Russia's provocative president, Vladimir Putin, over Turkey's downing of a Russian jet in probable Turkish airspace. Each country has accused the other of helping terrorists in Syria. The problem with Turkey and the West, however, is that their relationship is decades out of date. What was once an alliance is now nothing special at all. Barack Obama used to lecture reluctant Europeans about why they should accept Turkey into the European Union as its first Islamic...
  • Iraqi parliament approves Russian air strikes against ISIL

    10/26/2015 9:50:25 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 41 replies
    todayszaman.com ^ | October 26, 2015, Monday/ 17:34:04 | TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / ISTANBUL
    Iraqi parliament approves Russian air strikes against ISIL October 26, 2015, Monday/ 17:34:04/ TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH REUTERS / ISTANBUL After weeks of political wrangling, the Iraqi parliament finally agreed to allow Russia to launch air strikes against the terrorist Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq, paving the way for the involvement of a powerful new combatant in an already complex battleground in a move that will likely incense the US. Russia now has official permission to strike ISIL in Iraq, following the launch of an air campaign to degrade and defeat the militant group in Syria...
  • Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally

    10/20/2015 5:56:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | October 19, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Obama Plans Takedown of Another U.S. Ally Cliff Kincaid President Obama failed to take out Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but now hes going after Canadas Conservative Party Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a big supporter of Israel and opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Its a story the U.S. media wont cover. But Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press has been documenting how Obama is planning the fundamental transformation of Canada by taking down Harpers government and bringing to power a progressive majority assembled from Canadas Liberal Party and New Democratic Party (NDP), an affiliate of the Socialist International....
  • Turkish Police Detain Newspaper Editor for 'Insulting Erdogan'

    10/09/2015 9:46:14 PM PDT · by FourPeas · 3 replies
    Naharnet.com ^ | 9 October 2015 | Naharnet Newsdesk
    Turkish police on Friday detained the editor of a leading English-language daily newspaper on suspicion of "insulting" President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a series of tweets. Today's Zaman editor-in-chief Bulent Kenes was detained at the newspaper's offices by plainclothes police who raided the building late in the evening and took him away in a car, the daily said. Samanyolu, a television channel close to the newspaper aired live coverage of his departure in police custody. Hundreds of staff members could be seen crowding round Kenes in solidarity as the police took him away to Istanbul's main Caglayan courthouse. Clutching placards...
  • Ted Cruz Is the Only GOP Candidate Who Knows How to Handle Donald Trump

    08/28/2015 6:54:52 AM PDT · by VinL · 122 replies
    New York ^ | 8/26/15 | Marin Cogan
    Of all of the curiosities this presidential campaign has produced so far, add to the list a joint-candidate rally featuring two of the most polarizing candidates in the GOP. On Thursday, Ted Cruz announced that Donald Trump would join him at the Capitol next month to protest lawmakers supporting the Iranian nuclear deal. Glad @realdonaldtrump accepted my invitation to rally in DC to stop the catastrophic #IranDeal, Cruz tweeted from his campaign account. It was the surest sign yet that Cruz's apparent strategy of wooing the controversial candidate and positioning himself to win over Trump supporters if (or when)...
  • Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen airports as kingdom ponders possible cease-fire for aid

    05/04/2015 10:12:22 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    foxnews ^ | May 04, 2015
    In the southern city of Aden, more than 150 airstrikes hit the city's airport, witnesses and security officials said. Houthi rebels and their allies are locked in fierce fighting there against forces loyal to exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi. Monday's airstrikes also hit airports in the city of Hodeida and the capital, Sanaa, witnesses and officials said. They said other airstrikes targeted Yemen's eastern province of Marib and the Houthi stronghold of Saada. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they weren't authorized to talk to journalists. Witnesses spoke on condition of anonymity over fear of reprisals. Iranian-allied...
  • Pentagon lawyers discover we dont have to defend our allies if threatened by Iran

    04/29/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/29/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Since the conclusion of the final round of nuclear negotiations, Iran has been engaging in conspicuous displays of aggression. The U.S. Navy revealed on Tuesday that four Iranian Revolutionary Guards ships intercepted a Maersk cargo vessel in the Strait of Hormuz that was flying a U.S. flag. The episode happened last week and ended without incident, but it was only revealed to the press after Iranian naval vessels performed a similar act of belligerence on Tuesday. Yesterday, another Maersk container ship, the Tigris, was intercepted by Iranian vessels in international waters, according to the firm. Iranian ships fired over...