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  • Trump tweet outrages pro-AKP newspaper (About Pastor Brunson's imprisonment)

    04/19/2018 4:05:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 19 2018 | none stated
    A tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump declaring his support for a U.S. pastor on trial in Turkey has “trample(d) on Turkey’s independent judiciary,” the pro-Turkish government Daily Sabah newspaper said on Wednesday. Evangelical Pastor Andrew Brunson, a long-term resident of the western Turkish city of Izmir, was arrested in October 2016 and charged with aiding and abetting the Fethullah Gülen movement, an Islamist movement that Turkey blames for masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016 and labels a terrorist organization. "Pastor Andrew Brunson, a fine gentleman and Christian leader in the United States, is on trial and being persecuted...
  • U.S. pastor Brunson breaks down at Turkish trial (kangaroo court trial)

    04/19/2018 3:02:47 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 16 2018 | None stated
    U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, incarcerated in Turkey since October 2016, burst into tears at the first hearing of his trial on terrorism charges in Turkey on Monday. Brunson sobbed before telling a court in the city of Izmir that he was in a single-person cell and suffering psychologically, according to Hurriyet newspaper. Brunson said he was taking pills to treat his condition and had asked to be transferred out of solitary confinement. The U.S. pastor is on trial for aiding and abetting the Fethullah Gulen movement, an Islamist movement that Turkey blames for masterminding a coup attempt in July 2016...
  • EU-Turkey: Closing the parenthesis (Turkey not invited to Sofia Summit)

    04/19/2018 2:44:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 18 2018 | Cengiz Aktar
    The European Commission this week revealed its 2018 enlargement report on enlargement that included Turkey, but only as a formality. Turkey is not even invited to a summit in Sofia on May 17 bringing together the leaders of the 28 EU member states and the other six candidate countries. In recent years, reports of Turkey’s progress towards EU membership have become regress reports. This time however, the Commission, sure that Turkey would never become an EU member, has really lashed out. The only progress highlighted in the report is in Turkey's migration and asylum policies. But the reason why is...
  • GOP reps refer Comey, Clinton, McCabe for criminal investigation

    04/18/2018 5:59:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-18-18 | Judson Berger, Brooke Singman
    Nearly a dozen Republican members of Congress on Wednesday sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department and FBI seeking an investigation of former bureau boss James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton in connection with 2016 campaign controversies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions already announced last month he had assigned a federal prosecutor to review some of those broader issues, while resisting calls for a second special counsel. But the referral represents an escalation of Republican pressure to probe top Democrats and Trump critics. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and 10 other House lawmakers want...
  • Congress Sends Criminal Referral To Sessions, Wray and Prosecutor Huber

    04/18/2018 5:03:41 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 67 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 18, 2018 | sundance
    Led by Representative Ron DeSantis congress has sent a criminal referral letter (full pdf below) to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Federal Prosecutor John Huber. The identified targets of the referral include: •former FBI Director James Comey; •former Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe; •former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; •former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; •current FBI Agent Peter Strzok; and •current DOJ Attorney Lisa Page (former Special Counsel to Andrew McCabe). The identified reasoning for each of the referrals is outlined in the letter below. However, the risk to James Comey is not simply contained within...
  • Vermont Governor Flips, Signs Massive New Gun-Control Law

    04/18/2018 3:19:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 12, 2018 4:25 pm | Stephen Gutowski
    In a stark reversal Vermont governor Phil Scott (R) signed a sweeping new gun-control bill into law on Wednesday.To shouts of "traitor" and "BS," Scott signed S. 55, which institutes sweeping new gun-control measures. The law bans the sale of any firearms to most adults under 21, bans the sale of rifle magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and handgun magazines capable of holding more than 15 rounds, bans private sales of used firearms unless facilitated by a federally licensed gun dealer, and bans the sale and possession of bump-fire stocks. Anyone convicted of breaking the provisions of...
  • Vermont Gov. Caves, Signs Ban on Private Gun Sales After Campaigning on No New Gun Control

    04/18/2018 3:10:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) has caved and signed a ban on private on gun sales after running a gubernatorial campaign in which he rejected the need for more gun control. The legislation banning private gun sales also bans the sale of “high capacity” magazines and bump stocks. And it raises the age for long gun purchases to 21 throughout the state. The Washington Free Beacon reports that the “high capacity” magazine ban limits rifle magazines to 10 rounds and handgun magazines to 15 rounds.Scott pointed to a foiled attack on Vermont’s Fair Haven Union High School as justification for...
  • PKK case heard in CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union)

    04/18/2018 3:02:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANF News (Luxombourg) ^ | Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018, 12:50 | ANF LUXEMBOURG
    The case to remove the PKK from the European Union terror list was heard on Monday in the Court of Justice of the European Union. The verdict is expected to be announced in 6 to 9 months. The case filed in the CJEU to remove the PKK from the European Union terror list was heard in Luxembourg on Monday. The verdict in the case is expected to be announced in 6 to 9 months. The panel of judges said, “Looking at the last decade, the PKK hasn’t carried out any visible ‘terrorist’ actions, but there is an insistence that it...
  • An organizer of September 11 attacks captured by YPG (Muhammad Zammar)

    04/18/2018 1:36:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    ANF News (Berlin) ^ | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018, 11:50 | ANF BERLIN
    One of the surviving members of the group that organized the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 German citizen Muhammad Zammar has been captured by the YPG. Muhammad Zammar, originally from Syria, had kept the German public and press busy for a long time. Zammar is known as the connecting member of the unit that organized the attacks of September 11, 2001, and was a close friend of the head planner Muhammed Ata. Like Ata, Zammar was part of a Hamburg cell of Al Qaeda and he left Germany immediately after the attacks that changed the world and opened up...
  • TEV-DEM co-chair: A new phase has begun in Syria

    04/18/2018 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    ANF News (Shehba) ^ | Wednesday, 18 Apr 2018, 00:00 | HIVDA HEBUN - ERSIN CAKSU
    “The Turkish state is playing on a few tables at the same time. There is no politics that is so solid and primal. Turkey tries to protect its interests by building relationships with one of the other depending on the day.” After the accusation made by the US, England and France against the Syrian regime which, they said, had used chemical weapons in Duma, there was a new turn in the Syrian crisis, which saw new attacks carried out by US-UK and France while the Turkish state has been siding with Russia and Iran for the last two years. Aldar...
  • California Tenured Professor Celebrates Barbara Bush Dying: ‘I’m Happy the Witch Is Dead’

    04/18/2018 7:04:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 104 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 18, 2018 9:07 am | Cameron Cawthorne
    <p>California State University, Fresno professor Randa Jarrar celebrated former First Lady Barbara Bush passing away Tuesday evening by calling her an "amazing racist" and boasting she was "happy the witch is dead."</p> <p>Jarrar, a professor in Fresno State's Department of English, started sending out tweets celebrating Bush's death within an hour after media outlets reported she had passed away at the age of 92 years old.</p>
  • Laura Cohen Lawyer Michael Cohen’s Wife

    04/17/2018 4:24:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 35 replies
    Daily Entertainment News ^ | none stated, but recent and various | none stated
    Laura Cohen is the longtime wife of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen –and though that is statement enough to be talked about, Cohen’s own actions have landed him in the eye of the media. Reports say Michael Cohen paid money out of his own pocket to pornographic film star Stormy Daniels, a month before the 2016 presidential election. Daniels whose real name is Stephanie Clifford –has long stated she had an affair with Trump.Cohen apparently, tired of waiting for his money to be reimbursed, has opened up about it. In a statement earlier this week he spills the beans...
  • World powers show off advanced weaponry in Syrian war

    04/17/2018 7:30:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    Ahval ^ | Apr 17 2018 | Salim Kahraman
    As tension mounts between Russia and the West, Syria’s brutal seven-year civil war has become an arena for world powers to display their advanced weaponry and ability to project their military might. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said his country had tested nearly 215 advanced weapons in Syria since his country directly intervened in the conflict to support Syrian President Bashar Assad in September 2015. Russia has shown off both its Kalibr cruise missiles, launched from warships and submarines in the Mediterranean and Caspian Seas, and the ability of its Tu 160 bombers to fly an 8,000-mile strike round trip mission...
  • Soup-to-Nuts Smart Take on Big Picture of Inspector General Report of Andrew McCabe

    04/16/2018 4:11:22 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 16, 2018 | Sundance
    A very good overall review of the Office of Inspector General report into the conduct of former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is provided by Twitter writer NameRedacted7. CTH is sharing the extensive review below with some minor editorial adjustments to expand on abbreviations and remove the ‘twitterism’ for clarity.  The full thread is HERE: [Via NameRedacted7] I’m taking my time reading the McCabe report from [JusticeOIG] and so far I’m floored. This is a 30+ page report on misconduct by fired Deputy Director Andrew McCabe; I intend this thread to be a work in progress as I make my way...
  • "Terrorism" Turkish Style

    04/16/2018 3:23:59 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 8, 2018 at 5:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    "Erdoğan has cynically referred to these students as 'terrorists,' vowed to expel them from Boğaziçi University, and to deny them the right to study at any other university. We have heard this kind of verbal attack from Erdoğan before and it was followed by the detention of thousands of academics, journalists, artists, and human rights advocates." Ankara does nothing to prevent ISIS from selling Yazidi women and children in Turkey; allows unspecified numbers of people to use Turkish territory as a point of entrance into Syria and Iraq to join ISIS or other jihadist groups; hosts and aids Hamas,...
  • Turkey's American Hostage - About to be Sentenced for Life?

    04/16/2018 3:07:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 15, 2018 at 4:30 am | Uzay Bulut
    The Turkish government is using Pastor Brunson's detention as a bargaining chip. In exchange for his freedom, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had demanded the return to Turkey from the United States of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, a political opponent, whom Erdogan claims was behind the failed coup against him in the summer of 2016. "They are treating the U.S. government with contempt and paying no price for it." — Pastor Andrew Brunson, March 17, 2018. Turkey -- a NATO member holding an American political prisoner hostage -- has so far faced no consequences. An American Pastor, Andrew Brunson,...
  • Cohen attorneys say feds seized devices that have 'nothing to do' with warrant, rip 'unprecedented'

    04/16/2018 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-16-2018 | Brooke Singman
    Attorneys for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, ahead of a court hearing Monday afternoon, blasted the FBI for its “unprecedented” raid on his properties last week and claimed the feds seized items that “have nothing to do with the probable cause” on which the warrant was granted. .. During that hearing, Cohen’s attorneys also were instructed by Judge Wood to disclose the name of another Cohen client – which attorneys confirmed was Fox News host Sean Hannity.
  • Cohen again denies traveling to Prague in 2016 to meet with Russians

    04/14/2018 12:53:56 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, April 14, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    Michael Cohen, president Trump’s personal lawyer, again on Saturday denied that he ever traveled to Prague during the 2016 election, as alleged in ex-British spy Christopher Steele’s dossier funded by the Democratic Party.Mr. Cohen tweeted in response to a McClatchy News story that said specialcounsel Robert Mueller has evidence that he traveled to Prague in August 2016. The dossier said he went there to meet with Vladimir Putin aides to supposedly discuss covering up Russian-Trump hacking into Democratic Party computers. Mr. Cohen has testified repeatedly under oath, and thus under the penalty of perjury, that he never made such a...
  • European Court of Justice to rule on delisting the PKK

    04/14/2018 9:28:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 00:00 | EWSAN DENIZ ANF
    The lawsuit filed to the European Court of Justice, demanding the lifting of the PKK from the EU's list of terrorist organizations, opens on Monday 16 April, writes Yeni Özgür Politika. The PKK has been on the EU's list of terrorist organizations since 2002. Acting on behalf of PKK leaders Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan, the Prakken d'Oliveira Law Office in the Netherlands has presented a file every six months when the new list is written and then the file went to the European Court of Justice. Next Monday the trial will open aiming at lifting the PKK from the...
  • Privacy outrage after Google users discover Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private

    04/14/2018 6:32:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 79 replies
    Daily Mail Co. UK ^ | 12:55 EDT, 4 April 2018 | Tim Collins
    The discovery was made by New York cybersecurity expert Kelly ShortridgeShe noticed the browser tool was scanning files in a folder on her Windows PCMs Shortridge shared her worries that it was gathering data on social media Google's head of security for Chrome responded that this is not the caseGoogle users are sharing their shock at discovering Chrome's built-in anti-virus tool is scanning private files on their computers.Chrome Cleanup Tool, a browser component added in 2014 to scan and remove malicious or resource heavy software, is behind the outcry.