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  • 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 Trump’s presidency

    06/20/2017 8:26:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The New Daily ^ | June 21, 2017 | Alana Mitchelson
    Despite Donald Trump’s controversial tenure as US President, including an investigation for an impeachable offence, Australia’s 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 Trump’s legal team and political allies have launched a preemptive strike against special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s 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 Trump’s birthday and a week after the White House believed the president had moved beyond allegations of election collusion with Russia, was viewed by Trump’s 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 Can’t Be America’s Ally: What Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About Moscow’s 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 Putin’s 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...
  • Trump Tweets Macron:' Congratulations ... Look Forward to Working With Him!'

    05/07/2017 2:17:26 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 56 replies ^ | 05/07/2017 | Wanda Carruthers
    President Donald Trump tweeted his congratulations Sunday afternoon to Emmanuel Macron, the newly-elected president of France. "Congratulations to Emmanuel Macron on his big win today as the next President of France. I look very much forward to working with him!" Trump tweeted. Macron, a former investment banker, defeated far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in France's elections on Sunday by around 65 percent to 35 percent at the time polls closed. Macron, a centrist, will bring a business-friendly vision for France to replace current President Francois Hollande's unpopular Socialist government.
  • Trump Tells Australian PM: ‘You Have Better Health Care Than We Do’

    05/05/2017 8:38:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    TPM ^ | 05/05/2017 | By Caitlin MacNeal
    During a meeting Thursday night with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Donald Trump praised Australia’s universal health care system. He made the comments while insisting that Republicans are “united” in their push to repeal Obamacare and praising the legislation passed by the House on Thursday. “It’s a very good bill right now. The premiums are going to come down, very substantially. The deductibles are going to come down. It’s going to be fantastic health care. Right now Obamacare is failing. We have a failing health care,” Trump said. “I shouldn’t say this to our great gentleman and my friend...
  • North Korea Threatens China With “Grave Consequences” Over “Betrayal”

    05/03/2017 1:43:30 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 5-3-2017
    Original newz story - Click here Earlier this morning we reported that according to Korea Times, China had allegedly sent North Korea what amount to a final warning over its military provocations. The rumor cited the May issue of Hong Kong monthly news outlet Dong Xiang. It said a Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs junior minister invited Park Myung-ho, an official of North Korea, for a meeting. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the meeting and asked his junior to read aloud the warning to the North over the nuclear test. The memorandum mentioned that China will condemn strongly, pull...
  • McCain calls Trump’s comments about dictators ‘disturbing’

    05/02/2017 7:46:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Sen. John McCain called President Trump’s praise of dictators around the world “disturbing” on Tuesday. “It’s very distributing. It’s disturbing because we’re proud Republicans, and we stand for human rights,” Mr. McCain told MSNBC. The Arizona Republican said he is still supportive of Mr. Trump’s military and foreign policy decisions and has confidence in the team of national security advisers, despite the president’s recent comments. “When the president does his job such as the cruise missile strike, such as selecting a national security team that is the strongest that I’ve seen, such as many of the actual actions he has...
  • 25 Heart Breaking Images Of Bombers That Didn’t Make It Home

    05/02/2017 6:19:45 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    WARBITZ ^ | May 2, 2017
    The strategic bombing campaign during WWII cost the lives of roughly 160,000 Allied airmen and 33,700 planes in the European theater alone. We have collected incredible images of the last moments of World War II bombers. Wherever possible we have added information to the images about the crew’s fate.
  • Japan dispatches its biggest warship since WWII to protect a US supply ship

    05/01/2017 7:50:42 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 28 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05/01/2017 | CHRIS PLEASANCE
    Japan is sending its largest warship to protect a US vessel as it resupplies the strike group led by carrier Carl Vinson amid tensions with North Korea. The 800ft helicopter carrier Izumo left its home port of Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, on Monday to escort the American vessel to the waters off Shikoku, around 400 miles away at the top end of Japan's south island. The supply vessel, which is not being named, is believed to be in the region to support the 'armada' sent by President Trump to warn Kim Jong-un off conducting a sixth nuclear test. The Izumo...
  • 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.

    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 ^ | 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 Russia’s 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...

    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...