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  • Trump: ‘Something Will Be Happening with Venezuela’ and America Will ‘Be Very Much Involved’

    07/11/2020 12:10:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jul 2020 | Ian Hanchett
    During an interview with Noticias Telemundo released on Friday, President Trump stated that “Something will be happening with Venezuela” and that the United States will “be very much involved.” Trump also vowed to “take care of the people of Venezuela” and support whoever the people of Venezuela elect and support as their leader. Host Jose Diaz-Balart asked, “For you, Venezuela, is it Guaido, is it Maduro, is it U.S. intervention?” Trump responded, “It’s freedom for their people. It’s freedom. Venezuela was a rich country 15 years ago, and it’s been destroyed by two people, but a system, a horrible system....
  • As UN panel examines 'systemic racism' in US, some countries say America is an unfair playing field

    06/17/2020 9:03:27 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/16/2020 | Frank Miles
    As the top human rights body of the United Nations seeks international scrutiny of systemic racism in response to the recent killings of African Americans by police, some countries are wondering if there is a double standard at play for America rather than the ways other countries are targeted for human rights violations because of dehumanizing their people. A draft resolution, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, singles out the United States and could become the centerpiece of a hastily scheduled debate by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. The text calls for a...
  • BREAKING: Trump Administration TAKES DOWN Secret Iranian TERROR Operation In The US

    07/02/2020 11:52:05 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 41 replies
    Daily Fodder ^ | July 02, 2020 | Daily Fodder Team
    A forfeiture complaint and warrant were filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that all petroleum-product cargo aboard the Bella with international maritime organization (IMO) number 9208124, the Bering with IMO number 9149225, the Pandi with IMO number 9105073, and the Luna with IMO number 9208100 are subject to forfeiture based on the terrorism forfeiture statute. John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General, National Security Division; Michael R. Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia; Steven W. Cagen, Special Agent in Charge, Denver, Colorado, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Rainer S. Drolshagen, Special Agent in...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Castro Fan Karen Bass Vetted for Biden VP

    07/02/2020 7:47:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jul 2, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Los Angeles Democrat seeks “new path of support and collaboration” with Communist Cuban regime. “Congresswoman Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, is undergoing vetting as a candidate to be Joe Biden’s running mate,” Bo Erickson of CBS News reported on June 24. In March, the five-term Los Angeles Democrat endorsed Biden for president, but even some Democrats were troubled by one of Bass’s previous endorsements. “The passing of the Comandante en Jefe is a great loss to the people of Cuba,” said Bass in a statement after Fidel Castro passed away on November 25, 2016.  “I hope together,...
  • Biden VP Hopeful Rep. Karen Bass in Hot Water for Praise of Castro

    06/28/2020 12:35:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUN 28, 2020 2:54 PM EST | RICK MORAN
    What is it about radical leftists and their love affair with murderous thugs like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez? Is it that they’re virulently anti-American or is it a secret admiration for murdering their political opponents? Rep. Karen Bass is a non-descript, non-entity in the House, not known for pushing any important legislation. But Joe Biden has recently put her in the limelight by apparently considering her for the second spot on the Democratic ticket. Her qualifications include the fact that she’s a woman and she’s black. That should be enough these days to put her close to the top...
  • Venezuela court orders takeover of 2 major political parties

    06/23/2020 7:50:11 PM PDT · by piasa · 14 replies
    AP via KIRO7 ^ | June 16, 2020 - 3:05 PM | SCOTT SMITH
    CARACAS, Venezuela — (AP) — Venezuela's Supreme Court, loyal to President Nicolás Maduro, on Tuesday ordered the takeover of two influential political parties opposed to the socialist government ahead of parliamentary elections expected this year. The court suspended and replaced the board of directors for the Justice First party a day after the same move against the Democratic Action, one of the nation's oldest and largest parties. It was part of a “necessary restructuring process,” the court said in rulings posted on Facebook. No legal action was taken, however, against Popular Will, the party of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who...
  • The New York Times Still Shilling for Communist Regimes

    06/20/2020 5:03:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    (Olivier) Assayas’s latest picture, “Wasp Network” (streaming on Netflix), looks like his most conventional work,” reads a film review by The New York Times this week.  “But it also pushes this theme to a dizzying, eventually exhilarating, extreme…There are times in which “Wasp Network” feels like a John le Carré tale drenched in Miami sun, or even a serious-minded “Top Gun” variant….(the movie) is based on the nonfiction book “The Last Soldiers of the Cold War” by Fernando Morais…”                      Interestingly, during its run of the hippest film festivals last year...
  • BLM Eulogized Fidel Castro and Feels ‘Indebted to Him’ for ‘His Guidance’ and ‘Integrity’

    06/13/2020 4:27:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 13, 2020 | Humberto Fontova
    "We are feeling many things as we awaken to a world without Fidel Castro,” reads an official Black Lives Matter eulogy for Fidel Castro upon his death. “There is an overwhelming sense of loss…we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us…As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!”  “War with the U.S. is my true destiny!” Fidel Castro wrote to a fellow KGB-handled Cuban comrade in April 1958. This was at a time...
  • White House claims violence incited at Floyd protests in Miami linked to Venezuela's Maduro

    06/07/2020 3:49:15 AM PDT · by piasa · 9 replies
    Miami Herald via Stars and Stripes ^ | June 6, 2020 | MICHAEL WILNER, DAVID SMILEY, ALEX DAUGHERTY and NORA GAMEZ TORRES
    Reports that operatives from Cuba and Venezuela had possibly infiltrated protests in Miami first surfaced Monday on Primer Informe, a blog run by former El Nuevo Herald reporter Casto Ocando. According to the blog post by Ocando, FBI counter-terrorism agents had detained and questioned people in Miami and other cities who admitted to having been paid by activists to participate in the protests, and were investigating possible ties to Venezuela and Cuba..... And a woman participating in Sunday's march, identified by the Miami-based En Vivo TV as Hellen Pena, acknowledged when pressed that she was a supporter of the late-Venezuelan...
  • U.S., Iran Approach Showdown Over Oil Tankers Headed for Venezuela

    05/23/2020 5:20:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 104 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 22, 2020 | Adam Kredo
    Five Iranian oil tankers are currently making their way to Venezuela, where they intend to bust an economic blockade established by the Trump administration on President Nicolas Maduro . . . Iranian military leaders said their oil tankers would reach the Caribbean in the coming days. In response, the U.S. Navy has already deployed several ships to the area. Both Iran and Venezuela have threatened violence if the United States intercedes in the shipment. And while the Trump administration would not telegraph any actions it may be planning, U.S. officials made clear the United States does not intend to let...
  • First Iranian oil tanker docks in Venezuela

    05/25/2020 3:38:45 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    AFP ^ | May 25, 2020 | AFP
    The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between countries it sees as international pariahs. In a statement delivered on state television, Oil Minister Tareck El Aissami said the convoy was an expression of the Venezuelan people's "self-determination" and praised Tehran's friendship at a time of need.
  • Iranian Tankers To Reach Venezuela In Next 24 Hours Amid “Threat Of Imminent Military Force By US” (Sat Eve/Sun Morn)

    05/23/2020 3:11:06 PM PDT · by blam · 95 replies
    USSA News ^ | 3-23-2020
    By as early as the evening on Saturday or Sunday morning it's expected that the first among the five Iranian tankers transporting fuel to gasoline-starved Venezuela will enter the Latin American country's coastal waters. Maduro officials have issued an emergency notice to the United Nations of an illegal "threat of imminent use of military force by the United States." And with Washington threatening to block what it deems "sanctions-busting" by two "rogue states" - both under severe sanctions - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued his own last minute warning. Today we alerted the UN Security Council and Secretary General...
  • The Chinese Oil Grab (China is working hard to win oil reserves, you need to overweight on oil)

    10/03/2009 8:48:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 926+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/3/2009 | Robert Lenzner
    The Chinese government is in a massive resource grab in Africa, which has huge ramifications for natural resource prices, not the least of which will be the cost of imported oil to the U.S., and ultimately the stock market and economy. Beijing's latest foray is trying to buy 6 billion barrels of oil that is already spoken for via leases to Exxon, Chevron , Royal Dutch Shell, and Total SA. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. presently leases 16 oil blocks on what remains of the oil industry's dominant Seven Sisters. It's a monster development, and a dramatic signal of how...
  • China's Drilling for Oil in America's Backyard, Republicans Say

    06/11/2008 9:37:46 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 56 replies · 297+ views
    Cybercast News Network ^ | 6/11/08 | Susan Jones
    House Republicans want the American people to know that right now -- around 60 miles off the coast of Key West, Fla. -- China is drilling for oil, thanks to a lease issued by Cuba. But 1,200 miles north of Key West, Democrats in Washington are blocking the United States from conducting its own environmentally-safe oil and gas exploration in similar U.S. coastal areas, said a news release from House Republican leader John Boehner's office. "By prohibiting the United States from taking part in the same type of energy exploration that the Chinese are conducting just miles off our shores,...
  • Biden blames Trump for Cuba push to rejoin UN Human Rights Council, despite it being a member during Obama admin

    05/16/2020 11:07:01 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 16 2020 | Adam Shaw
    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden on Friday blamed President Trump for a push by Cuba to join the U.N. Human Rights Council -- a criticism that ignores Cuba’s membership multiple times during the Obama administration. “Trump's international failures have cleared a path for Cuba to join the U.N. Human Rights Council,” Biden tweeted in English and Spanish. “This would betray Cuba's political prisoners and further undermine U.S. diplomacy. As President, I will lead by empowering the Cuban people and defending human rights.” It was not clear what international failures he was speaking about, or how that was connected to the...
  • The Pulitzer Prizes have become a sick joke

    05/05/2020 7:01:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/05/2020 | Monica Showalter
    New York Times correspondent Walter Duranty, as Andrea Widburg notes here, got a Pulitzer prize for lying about the massive crimes of communism in what was then the Ukraine. It's supposedly an embarassment. But not if you check out who got a Pulitzer this time: Greg Grandin, Hugo Chavez's biggest apologist. A guy who defends Hugo Chavez and all his crimes to his last breath. I'm not talking about a guy like Bernie Sanders who says 'yes socialism in Venezuela is great but there are problems.' Grandin is a real dyed-in-the-wool useful stooge who can't stop praising the brutal communist dictator. There never...
  • RFK widow Ethel Kennedy ‘loves’ Che Guevara, ‘has a subversive streak

    04/15/2020 1:08:33 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 78 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/15/2020 | Carl Campanile and Bernadette Hogan
    Ethel Kennedy has learned to stop worrying and love Che Guevara. The 92-year-old Kennedy clan matriarch’s late husband Robert and brother-in-law, President John F. Kennedy, may have faced off against a Russia-aligned Cuba in the infamous 1962 Missile Crisis — but that didn’t stop her from putting the face of the communist nation’s revolutionary hero on a mantle at her Palm Beach home, The Post has learned. In fact, her family says she’s been a fan of Guevara for years — and makes no apology about it. “My mom loves Che Guevara. Her dog is named Che,” her son, Robert...
  • Give Gal Gadot a Break on Her 'Imagine' Coronavirus Sing-a-Long Fiasco

    04/04/2020 4:15:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2020 | Humberto Fonova
    “Gal Gadot’s Celeb-packed ‘Imagine’ Cover Spawns Outrage: Just call her Blunder Woman,” snarks the New York Post. “Gal Gadot’s attempt to cheer up coronavirus isolationists with a celeb-studded cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine” backfired.. “We’re all in this together,” says the “Wonder Woman” star, 34, at the start of the viral video. The three-minute clip then cuts to a montage of Gadot, Mark Ruffalo, Will Ferrell and other Hollywood elites singing the lyrics of the late Beatle star’s opus, which envisions a world without strife.” “The actress Gal Gadot, on her sixth day of precautionary coronavirus self-isolation, orchestrated a line-for-line...
  • Tiny Andorra gets 39 Cubans to battle coronavirus

    03/30/2020 10:47:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | March 30, 2020
    Andorra la Vella (Andorra) (AFP) - Thirty-nine Cuban doctors and nurses arrived on Monday in the tiny Pyrenean principality of Andorra to help it battle the coronavirus, the Andorran health ministry said, part of an international drive by Havana that has sparked controversy. Andorra is now the second European state after Italy to have received help from Cuba, whose export of medical services has long been one of the motors of its socialist economy. Andorra has asked for the help from 12 doctors and 27 nurses from Cuba to relieve its own medical staff, 60 of whom have had to...