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  • The Odessa massacre: Remembering the 'Holocaust by bullets' (Ukraine)

    10/14/2018 9:13:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Deutsche Welle (DW) ^ | 10/11/2018 | Anastassia Boutsko
    German and Romanian officials are attending a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now. On October 12, 2018, Shalimovka, an area of new housing development on the outskirts of Odessa, will be the site of an unusual event. The German and Romanian ambassadors will make appearances there, and Holocaust victims' organizations will travel to take part, too. During the event, a speech from German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be read aloud, the RathsChor choir from the northern German city...
  • Brunson release spotlights the rot in Turkish politics and judiciary

    10/13/2018 8:04:25 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/13/18 11:30 AM EDT | Michael Rubin, opinion contributor
    On October 12, 2018, a Turkish court freed U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson whose arrest on terrorism charges just over two years ago had fueled a diplomatic crisis. Since July, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had collectively tweeted about Brunson’s case almost two dozen times. Even in hyper-partisan Washington, Brunson’s plight received bipartisan support. In a quiet meeting only later disclosed, Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)  met  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to lobby for Brunson’s release. Brunson’s release reportedly comes after a  deal  negotiated by National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike...
  • Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

    10/13/2018 3:57:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KRCR News Channel (ABC Channel 7) ^ | October 13, 2018 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.S. evangelical groups. Brunson, who returned to the United States aboard a military jet shortly before their meeting, appeared to be in good health and good spirits. He thanked Trump for working to secure his freedom and then lead his family in prayer for the president. "You really fought for us," he told Trump. "From a Turkish prison to...
  • Nine outcomes of Brunson's release - none of which are positive for Erdogan

    10/13/2018 9:28:31 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | 2018-10-13 | Ilhan Tanir
    On Friday, Turkish officials released U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been imprisoned for the past two years on alleged charges of conspiring with illegal groups. Brunson was released upon a ruling that said the 24-months the U.S. pastor spent in detainment was sufficient for the courtÂ’s three-year sentence. The imprisonment of Brunson has been a sore spot in U.S.-Turkey relations, with the U.S. applying pressure through increased tariffs and sanctions against Turkey over the summer, resulting in a rapid devaluation of the Turkish lira. While this may seem like a positive development in bilateral relations, the Brunson case fatally...
  • The Kavanaugh Smear War Broke My Decades-Long Support For Feminism

    10/12/2018 12:13:10 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/12/18 | Albert Marrewa
    For more than two decades, I traveled the country facilitating rape and assault prevention lectures, seminars, and workshops for women of all ages. I was passionate about this work, committed to the cause, and believed wholeheartedly that what I was doing was a wholly virtuous endeavor. I considered myself a feminist. But that was then, and this is now.All these years I silently stood by and watched third-wave feminism (with assistance from the radical left) methodically take a sledgehammer to Western society as a whole, and males in particular. Foolishly, I hoped things would eventually turn around, only to see...
  • Mike Pompeo: Syrian Kurds are 'great partners;' We’ll ensure them a 'seat at the table'

    10/12/2018 10:48:09 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Kurdistan24 (K24) News ^ | Laurie Mylroie
    WASHINGTON DC (Kurdistan 24) – Syria’s Kurds “have been great partners,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday evening in Washington DC, as he addressed a conference of the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA.)Pompeo affirmed that the Kurds would be party to negotiations over Syria’s political future.“We are now driving,” he said, stressing that last word, “to make sure that they have a seat at the table.”Pompeo is the most senior US official to affirm a long-term commitment to Syria’s Kurds.Previously, Amb. James Jeffrey, who was appointed Pompeo’s Representative for Syria Engagement in late August,...
  • Flashback: Hillary Clinton: We Need People Like George Soros To Step Up & Get Involved In Our Countr

    10/12/2018 10:26:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 23 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | October 12, 2018 | Tim Brown
    People who are in the know, have probably seen the following video and heard failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s introduction of George Soros at the “Take Back America Conference” in June 2004. However, for those who have not, this might be an eye opener as not only does Clinton introduce Soros, but claims that we need men like him who are “fearless” and willing to “step up” when it counts. She is obviously indicating that he should get involved in the American political process, which he has done with billions of dollars.Here’s a brief documentary on Soros. Clinton’s comments begin...
  • Witches to Hex Justice Kavanaugh in Occult Ritual in NYC

    10/12/2018 6:34:15 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 98 replies
    CNS News ^ | October 11, 2018 | 4:38 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) -- Witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh through an occult ritual on Oct. 20 in New York City, an event sponsored by Catland Books, which describes itself as "Brooklyn's premiere occult bookshop & spiritual community space." The planned ritual has been advertised on Facebook.  "Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them," reads the description for the event, "Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh." "We are embracing witchcraft's true roots as the magik of the poor, the...
  • Interesting and Frustrating: Senator Ron Johnson Questions FBI Director Christopher Wray

    10/11/2018 4:15:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 10, 2018 | sundance
    There was a Senate Homeland Security, Government Affairs Committee hearing today where one of the responding executive branch officials was FBI Director Wray.  Toward the end of the hearing, long after the rest of the members had left the hearing, Chairman Johnson took the opportunity to ask Director Wray some very specific and pointed questions about the current issues within the FBI as an institutional office.Few people remember, fewer even know, that was Ron Johnson’s committee effort that brought out the Lisa Page and Peter Strzok text messages.  Lots of other committees began exploring DOJ and FBI misconduct, but it...
  • Turkey, US share cautious optimism as high-stakes Brunson trial to resume

    10/11/2018 12:31:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | October 11, 2018 | Amberin Zaman
    Andrew Brunson, the evangelical pastor being tried on espionage/terror charges in a controversial case that has badly bruised the U.S.’ relations with its NATO ally Turkey, is due to appear in court tomorrow. Hopes on the American side are that the 50-year-old native of Black Mountain, North Carolina, who has been held for a year in prison and under house arrest since July, will finally be freed.The hearing comes amid a burgeoning alignment between Washington and Ankara over Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi journalist who is feared to have been murdered by a Saudi hit squad in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. Secretary of...
  • Dem Kyrsten Sinema Defended Collaborator With Terror Group That Raped Women, Murdered 5-Year-Old..

    10/10/2018 4:12:45 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | October 10, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Blind Sheikh became infamous for his role in the World Trade Center bombing. Lynn Stewart, a terror lawyer, didn't just defend him, she committed a crime by relaying messages to his terrorist confederates.  Now it's been revealed that Kyrsten Sinema, the radical leftist Democrat running for the Senate from Arizona, invited people to Stewart's events. U.S. Democratic Senate hopeful Kyrsten Sinema promoted events at Arizona State University featuring a lawyer convicted for aiding an Islamist terror organization and its leader. Sinema, a co-founder of the activist group Local to Global Justice, invited people in a now-closed Yahoo group to attend...
  • Threat by Turkey’s Erdogan to remove Kurdish mayors after election a rejection of democracy - MP

    10/10/2018 11:09:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Ahval (Events) ^ | Oct 10 2018 | Burhan Ekinci
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threat to remove any mayors chosen in local elections next March deemed to be “contaminated by terrorism” is a rejection of democracy and an attempt to scare voters away from the main pro-Kurdish party, one of its members of parliament said. Turkish authorities stepped up pressure on the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) following the breakdown of a ceasefire with Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in July 2015. The government says the HDP is, in effect, the political wing of the PKK. The crackdown gained momentum after a failed coup a year later that...
  • Invaders increase barbaric practices in Afrin (Syria)

    10/09/2018 3:56:36 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    ANF News ^ | 9 Oct 2018, 11:30 (Tuesday) | ANF AFRIN
    <p>The Turkish state and their allied gangs occupying Afrin have pillaged the city and continue to inflict inhumane attacks against the civilian population. Turkey increases the attacks with each passing day to change the demographic make up of the region.</p>
  • HORROR! Muslim Migrant Beheads One-Year-Old in Germany, Merkel Bans Media Reporting —VIDEO

    10/09/2018 3:20:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 46 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 7, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    A Muslim migrant in Germany beheaded his one-year-old baby daughter and stabbed his wife at a train station in Hamburg. Merkel’s government has banned reporting of this gruesome act. But now video has surfaced. The murder was in April. German media will not report on the dangers in their country.Robert Spencer at Jihad Watch reported: snip We reported on this incident back in April, translating a German report, since the English-language media didn’t find this incident newsworthy. But at that time, the fact of the beheading was not being reported, and now the German authorities have apparently banned all reporting...
  • Raw Story senior editor says Steve Scalise 'deserves a Darwin award' for being shot (ComDem Hate)

    10/08/2018 1:26:53 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 50 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2018 (Monday) | Jessica Chasmar
    A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.Martin Cizmar, a former Daily News-Record reporter who now covers politics for The Raw Story, started his rant against Mr. Scalise after the Republican congressman denounced the “vicious threats” sent to senators and their families after confirming Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday. Boo boo little baby https://t.co/HInJ6Yidh5 — 🎩Martin Cizmar (@martincizmar) October...
  • Lawyer with ties to Hillary Clinton, DNC reportedly gave FBI documents on Russia meddling

    10/07/2018 12:06:28 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 4, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    A lawyer with ties to the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign passed on documents about Russian election meddling to the FBI’s general counsel during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a report Thursday.James Baker, who was formerly the top lawyer at the FBI, told congressional investigators about the exchange in a closed-door deposition on Wednesday, the Daily Caller reported.Mr. Baker said he received the documents as well as computer storage devices on Russian hacking from Michael Sussmann, an attorney with Perkins Coie. Testifying before a joint session of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, Mr. Baker said Mr....
  • HUGE! Senate Judiciary Is Tracking Ford Communications with Retired FBI Agent McLean and

    10/05/2018 10:11:14 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 169 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | October 5, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Leland Keyser is working with the Judiciary committee and has testified for the THIRD TIME now that she has NEVER been at a party with Brett Kavanaugh.Christine Ford’s friend Leland Keyser said on Friday she was pressured by Democrats to change her story on Brett Kavanaugh and lie to the US Senate. snip Leland Keyser told the Wall Street Journal she was pressured by former FBI agent and Ford friend Monica McLean — and offered proof to FBI investigators. snip Connecting dots makes it easy to infer that this whole plot to take down Kavanaugh is part of the larger...
  • Another Big Lie: Long-Term Boyfriend of Ford Witnessed Her Coaching Friend How To Take A Lie Detect

    10/02/2018 9:25:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 2, 2018 | sundance
    During Ms. Christine Blasey-Ford’s senate testimony, under oath, she gave the following answers to questioning from Ms Rachel Mitchell: MITCHELL: Have you ever had discussions with anyone, beside your attorneys, on how to take a polygraph?FORD: Never.MITCHELL: And I don’t just mean countermeasures, but I mean just any sort of tips, or anything like that.FORD: No. I was scared of the test itself, but was comfortable that I could tell the information, and the test would reveal whatever it was going to reveal. I didn’t expect it to be as long as it was going to be, so it was...
  • Rachel Mitchell's: Analysis of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Allegations (against Judge Kavanaugh)

    10/01/2018 3:01:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    United States Senate ^ | September 30, 2018 | Rachel Mitchell
    Memorandum TO: All Republican Senators FROM: Rachel Mitchell, Nominations Investigative Counsel United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary DATE: September 30, 2018 RE: Analysis of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's Allegations Please permit me this opportunity to present my independent assessment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Before I do this, I want to emphasize two important points: 1. This memorandum contains my own independent assessment of Dr. Ford's allegations, based upon my independent review of the evidence and my nearly 25 years of experience as a career prosecutor of sex-related and other crimes in Arizona. This...
  • Julie Swetnick: ‘She’s Not Credible At All’ (Kavanaugh accuser #3)

    10/01/2018 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 84 replies
    Mitch McConnell Senate Majority Leader ^ | 9-30-18 | Mitch McConnell
    ‘The [Defamation] Suit Also Alleges Swetnick “Engaged In Unwelcome, Sexually Offensive Conduct” While At Webtrends And “Made False And Retaliatory Allegations That Other Co-Workers Had Engaged In Inappropriate Conduct Toward Her”’ Julie Swetnick By The Numbers One Defamation Suit Filed Against Her Involving Sexual Harassment Allegations In Oregon One Restraining Order Filed Against Her By Her Ex-Boyfriend In FloridaOne Sexual Harassment Lawsuit, Where She Was Represented By Debra Katz’s Law FirmTwo Tax Liens Filed Against Her, Totaling Over $100,000Three More Court Cases In Maryland That She Was A Party To  Swetnick Was Sued For Defamation By An Oregon Company And A Woman...