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  • Syria's Assad: U.S. will sell out those relying on it

    02/18/2019 9:11:01 PM PST · by NorseViking · 22 replies
    Reuters Yahoo ^ | February 17, 2018
    BEIRUT, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned on Sunday the United States would not protect those depending on it, in reference to Kurdish fighters who control much of the north. "We say to those groups who are betting on the Americans, the Americans will not protect you," he said without naming them. "The Americans will put you in their pockets so you can be tools in the barter, and they have started with (it)." U.S. President Donald Trump declared in December he would pull troops from Syria, raising more questions over the fate of Washington's Kurdish allies...
  • Venezuela's Maduro says rival Guaido 'serves the interests of US and Zionists'

    02/18/2019 9:07:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 15, 2019 | JTA
    The president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, called the self-declared interim president and opposition leader Juan Guaido "a CIA agent who serves the interests of the United States and the Zionists" in an interview with the Hezbollah-affiliated Lebanese media outlet, al-Mayadeen... Maduro denied that there are Hezbollah operatives acting in Venezuela. And he accused the United States for trying seize the wealth and oil of Venezuela... The United States, European countries and other world leaders maintain that Maduro's re-election last year was fraudulent and have recognized Guaido as the country's interim leader, as has Israel. The country's military remains loyal to...
  • Alabama-born ISIS wife who reportedly told Americans to kill themselves now begging to come home

    02/18/2019 12:48:14 PM PST · by ETL · 73 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Feb 18, 2019 | Greg Norman | Fox News
    An Alabama woman who reportedly posted a tweet encouraging Americans to kill themselves -- after being “brainwashed” into joining ISIS years ago -- is now begging for officials to let her back into the U.S. The plea from Hoda Muthana, 24, comes following her recent escape from ISIS and capture by Kurdish forces. She is being held in a refugee camp in northeast Syria and told The Guardian in an interview that her last four years with the terrorist group have been a traumatizing experience where “we starved and we literally ate grass." “I would tell them please forgive me for...
  • US woman 'deeply regrets' joining Isis and wants to return home

    02/17/2019 11:53:07 AM PST · by NRx · 148 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02-17-2019 | Martin Chulov and Bethan McKernan
    An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last pocket of land controlled by Islamic State says she “deeply regrets” travelling to Syria to join the terror group and has pleaded to be allowed to return to her family in Alabama. Once one of Isis’s most prominent online agitators who took to social media to call for the blood of Americans to be spilled, Hoda Muthana, 24, claims to have made a “big mistake” when she left the US four years ago and says she was brainwashed into doing so online... “We were basically in the time of...
  • Arab leaders play down Palestinian issue in leaked video

    02/17/2019 7:04:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-15-19 | ARON HELLER
    WARSAW, Poland – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office on Thursday released a video of a closed meeting in which senior Gulf Arab officials play down the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, defend Israel's right to defend itself, and describe Iran as the greatest threat to regional peace. The video, bearing the insignia of Netanyahu's office, gave a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes contacts the Israeli leader frequently boasts of, but which are rarely seen in public. The video was recorded on a mobile device and it was not clear who took it. Netanyahu's office briefly made the YouTube video available to a...
  • Islamic State's 'caliphate' on brink of defeat

    02/16/2019 10:46:41 AM PST · by gandalftb · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2019 | Rodi Said
    U.S.-backed fighters are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates. The remaining militants in a neighborhood of Baghouz village near the Iraqi border, under fire from all sides. Civilians fled the few square miles of hamlets and farmland that remain within Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’, along with defeated jihadists trying to escape unnoticed. Most of the fighters left in Baghouz are foreigners, in an encircled pocket some 700 meters square. Army General Joseph Votel said the end of the territorial caliphate would lead to a more dispersed, harder-to-detect network of fighters waging guerrilla warfare. That should require...
  • Chinese company leaves Muslim-tracking facial recognition database exposed online

    02/15/2019 7:09:36 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    Search MUST READ: 5G: A transformation in progress Chinese company leaves Muslim-tracking facial recognition database exposed online Researcher finds one of the databases used to track Uyghur Muslim population in Xinjiang. Catalin Cimpanu By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | February 14, 2019 -- 18:17 GMT (10:17 PST) | Topic: Security 0 SenseNets One of the facial recognition databases that the Chinese government is using to track the Uyghur Muslim population in the Xinjiang region has been left open on the internet for months, a Dutch security researcher told ZDNet. The database belongs to a Chinese company named SenseNets, which...
  • Shah's Son Asserts Iranian Regime 'Close' To Collapse

    02/13/2019 7:08:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    Radio Liberty ^ | Feb 12, 2019
    Reza Pahlavi, the exiled former crown prince of Iran, said in an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Farda that he thinks "we are really close to the fall of the [Iranian] regime." He added that the current situation in Iran is similar to how it was in 1979 when his father left Iran amid violent turmoil and went into exile. That upheaval ended centuries of monarchy in Iran and led to the formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini at its head. "The atmosphere [in Iran] seems to be close to a flash point," he said...
  • Justice Democrats PAC Expel Cenk Uygur over ‘Horrifying’ Sexist Blog Posts

    12/25/2017 6:40:03 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Dec 2017 | Ben Kew
    The Justice Democrats political action committee have expelled The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur and his business partner David Koller over a number of sexist blog posts written in the early 2000s, reports say. The Wrap revealed on Friday that Uygur and Koller, who are best known for their roles on The Young Turks network, authored a number of sexist blog posts. In the posts, Uygur argued that women were genetically “flawed” for not wanting to have more sex and claimed that he was “done” dating any woman if he hadn’t felt their breasts by the third date. Koller meanwhile recounted an experience of...
  • Galloping Growth of Madrasas in India

    02/11/2019 2:47:13 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 18 replies
    India Facts ^ | Monday, February 11, 2019 | Ram Ohri
    Image: http://indiafacts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Galloping-Growth-of-Madrasas-1000x500.jpg Islam is hell-bent on re-conquering India. Post-independence through Madrasa multiplication Darul Uloom Deoband has laid a formidable siege to India. The task was facilitated by secularism-doped Hindus swearing by Pandit Nehru! The quantum jump in the number of madrasas from 88 in 1947 to five lakhs in 2006 across India is a mind boggling narrative of unremitting Islamic aggression. It has the potential to bring about tectonic changes in the future geopolitical developments across India -- including the much dreaded clash of civilizations! Unfortunately the secularism-trapped Indian government never tried to exercise any control over lakhs of madrasas...
  • Our friends the Turks: Hiding Venezuela's gold for Maduro?

    02/11/2019 7:20:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Yes, we expect places such as Russia and Iran to stick up for Venezuela's hellhole regime, along with its fellow Latin socialist hellholes Cuba, Bolivia, and Nicaragua.  But Bloomberg is reporting that U.S. NATO ally Turkey seems to be all in for helping Nicolás Maduro spirit the nation's gold out of the country for his potentially comfortable retirement.  The picture emerges of a dictator about to make off with the light bulbs on the way out. div class="article_body bottom mrf-hidden"> Back around when Maduro was eating that big steak dinner in Istanbul in front of Venezuelans for an Instagram post, here's what had been really going on, as Bloomberg...
  • Egypt Pumps Toxic Gas into Smuggling Tunnel, Killing Two Palestinians

    02/11/2019 4:16:51 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 51 replies
    Jpost ^ | 2/11/19 | Anna Ahronheim
    Two Palestinians died Monday and several others injured after Egyptian troops pumped toxic fumes into a smuggling tunnel stretching into the Sinai Peninsula from the Gaza Strip. The Hamas-run Gaza Interior Ministry was quoted by Wafa news as identifying the two as 39-year-old Hamas officer Abdul Hamid al-Aker, who was killed during a “security mission to inspect the tunnel,” and 28-year-old Sobhi Abu Qarshin. Abu Qarshin was said to have died during a rescue attempt. Several other security personnel were rescued by civil defense teams from inside the tunnel and were rushed to hospital, where they were described as being...
  • Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek Prime Minister Meet at Halki Seminary, Say Its Reopening Would..

    02/10/2019 6:25:20 PM PST · by marshmallow
    Archons.com ^ | 2/6/19
    On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met at the Halki Theological School and issued a strong call for the reopening of the School, as His All-Holiness spoke of the “high symbolism” of the presence of the Greek Prime Minister. “We welcome you with joy and exultation in this historic place and thank you for your participation in this meeting,” said His All-Holiness, who attended the Halki Theological School, as he welcomed Tsipras there. Tsipras became the first serving Greek Prime Minister to visit the seminary. The visit fell on the...
  • Not just Oregon: Saudi students in at least 8 states, Canada vanish while facing criminal charges

    02/09/2019 7:17:43 AM PST · by cutty · 23 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | February 08, 2019 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    They’re not just in Oregon. University students from Saudi Arabia have vanished while facing criminal charges here and in at least seven other states as well as Canada — evidence that a growing number of defendants from the wealthy Persian Gulf kingdom have fled justice in the United States. There are likely more to be discovered. The Oregonian/OregonLive uncovered five examples in Oregon and began searching other states in late January. We’ve found similar cases in Montana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin. We also found two cases in Nova Scotia: Saudi students in two separate incidents skipped bail...
  • Expert reverses course, says Trump's ‘most pro-Israel president ever’ [Daniel Pipes]

    02/06/2019 5:18:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 2-3-19 | Meyer Shimon
    But on January 30, in the aftermath of his discussion on the Wall Street Journal column with Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, Pipes wrote that Trump is “the most pro-Israel president ever A week after raising doubts on President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a leading Mideast policy expert reversed course and affirmed Trump as “the most pro-Israel president ever.”   Daniel Pipes, founder and president of the Philadelphia-based Middle East Forum think tank, had written in a January 23 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that although the specific details of Trump’s peace...
  • Russia: US policy could lead to Israel - Lebanon war

    02/10/2019 6:10:44 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/10/2019, 06:37 | Ben Ariel
    Russia's Embassador to Lebanon warned on Saturday that the US policy in the region could spark a new conflict between Israel and Lebanon. Speaking with the Russian Sputnik news agency, Ambassador Alexander Zasypkin said that the United States' actions are aimed at sowing discord in the region. "As for a conflict between Israel and Lebanon, nothing can be predicted with certainty because the region is at a crossroads. Peoples are demanding the settlement of existing crises, the return to a peaceful life, the development of cooperation. A negative alternative to this is the incitement of new conflicts bt the Americans,...
  • Top Saudi official: “Very strange” Congress trying to curtail allies like Saudi Arabia

    02/09/2019 7:41:41 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    CBS ^ | 09 Feb 2019 | uncredited/CBS
    Responding to congressional efforts this week to sanction Saudi Arabia over the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the kingdom's role in the bloody conflict in Yemen, top Saudi official Adel Al-Jubeir accused legislators of "providing ammunition to the 'death to America' crowd." "I find it very strange that members of Congress would try to curtail allies like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in trying to push back against terrorist organizations supported by Iran and Hezbollah," Al-Jubeir, the Saudi minister of state for foreign affairs, told "Face the Nation" moderator Margaret Brennan as part of an interview that will...
  • The darkness left behind from ISIS

    02/08/2019 7:21:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019, 13:15 | HEYSEM MISLIM (DEIR EZ-ZOR)
    There are some among them who were there until the very end with ISIS gangs. Some were forced as human shields, others volunteered. Among those who were rescued or fled, there are civilians who were with ISIS gangs until the gangs were left with just one village. They are surprised too, as are those who see them. WHO ARE THESE CIVILIANS? SDF, YPG and YPJ fighters say they consider them to be civilians. These civilians have been arriving these last few days, and most of them are women and children. They haven’t said one “bad” word about ISIS yet. But...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/8/2019

    02/08/2019 5:14:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/8/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Amazon magnate, the world's richest man and owner of "The Washington Post", Jeff Bezos, says he's being blackmailed by the "National Enquirer", a media outlet friendly to President Trump...... The Justice Department filing its opening brief in the appeal of last year's dismissal of charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another key defendant in the Bunkerville Standoff case...... France has pulled its ambassador out of Italy for consultations two days after the leader of one of Italy's governing parties met Yellow Vests protesters in Paris.... After all the conflict or at least it appeared to...
  • RUSSIA ATTACKS TARGETS HELD BY 'IRANIAN MILITIA' IN SYRIA...

    02/07/2019 9:15:19 AM PST · by caww · 77 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 2/7/2019 | JERUSALEM POSTSTAFF
    blew up bridges on the Euphrates river held by Iranian militias several days ago, according to a report. This is the first time the Russians attacked Iranian targets in Syria. The information came from a senior Syrian official who refused to be identified, and was reported in Bas News, a Kurdish news website.