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  • How have Iran's intelligence forces broken down in face of explosions?

    07/10/2020 7:51:26 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 10, 2020 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    Iran is facing a total intelligence breakdown. With another explosion on Thursday night, reportedly at an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps facility, the question is not only how anyone has pulled off up to seven attacks in around two weeks, but how has the Islamic Republic repeatedly failed to stop them. From 2010-2013, the regime succeeded in cracking a CIA cell and eliminated many CIA operatives. Even when the US and Israel, according to foreign reports, breached Iran's security for its nuclear program with the Stuxnet virus in 2009-2010, they had to use assets of Dutch intelligence. In general, Iranian...
  • [Turkey's] Top Court Declares Hagia Sophia a Mosque

    07/09/2020 5:54:37 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/9/20 | Jules Gomes
    Vatican silent as verdict triggers geopolitical tremorsISTANBUL (ChurchMilitant.com) - In a historic verdict, Turkey's top court has returned the world's greatest Byzantine basilica to its previous status as a mosque after it abolished President Atatürk's 1934 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. Turkey's highest administrative court, the Council of State, reached a unanimous verdict declaring that president Kemal Atatürk's cabinet had no right to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum as part of his secularist reforms and has rendered the decision unlawful. The court is expected to deliver its judgment Friday, but Turkish journalist Mehmet Ardıç, a close...
  • Statue of Melania Trump set on fire in Slovenia

    07/08/2020 7:41:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A wooden sculpture of first lady Melania Trump near her hometown in Slovenia was set on fire the night of July 4, according to the artist who commissioned the piece. Brad Downey, a Berlin-based American artist, told Reuters the wooden sculpture near Trumps hometown of Sevnica was torched. I want to know why they did it, Downey told Reuters. He told the newswire the sculpture was removed as soon as police informed him on July 5 of the incident. Downey reportedly said he filed a police report and that he would like to interview the people behind the incident, if...
  • Shut Churches Sue State Using Magna Carta [UK]

    07/08/2020 6:27:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/6/20 | Jules Gomes
    'No absolute religious freedom since Henry VIII' LONDON (ChurchMilitant.com) - Protestant England never enjoyed absolute religious freedom since Henry VIII broke with Rome, a top evangelical leader is conceding, as 25 Christian leaders including a Catholic theologian challenge the churches' lockdown as a breach of the Magna Carta. Church leaders who have launched a judicial review of the lockdown are contending that the state criminalized Sunday worship for the first time in centuries despite the government allowing churches to reopen July 4 under strict guidelines. Churches should never have been shut in the first place and "this...
  • Priest to Scottish Govt: Pubs Are Allowed to Open, So Why Cant We Have Mass?

    07/08/2020 6:31:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/7/20 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    ‘It is extremely concerning that there may now be some further delay in allowing the return to public worship,’ wrote Father Michael J. Kane, pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge. ‘It is deeply distressing that Catholics cannot receive the Sacraments.’COATBRIDGE, Scotland, July 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) ― A Catholic priest has published an objection to the Scottish government’s continuing ban on public church services. Father Michael J. Kane is the pastor of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Coatbridge, a town about 10 miles east of Glasgow. In a June 26 open letter to Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP) Fulton...
  • Roundup Settlement Met by [Obama] Judge's Doubts

    07/08/2020 2:33:11 PM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2020 | Sara Randazzo
    A federal judge cast doubt on Bayer AG s proposal to neatly resolve all future lawsuits over the safety of its Roundup weedkiller, potentially snagging the German companys attempts to move past the massive liability. Bayer said recently it would pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of current Roundup cases and create a system for handling future cases. The deal came after three juries in recent years awarded large verdicts to plaintiffs alleging Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, spooking investors. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco, who must approve the class action, said Monday he...
  • Danish Imam Caught on Hidden Camera: "He Who Turns Away From Islam Must Be Killed"

    03/02/2016 5:40:30 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 1 Mar, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    A "Danish" imam named Abu Bilal Ismail has caused a sensation after a series of hidden-camera videos aired on TV2. In his capacity as an imam at the Grimhj Mosque, Mr. Ismail called for the stoning of adulterers, the killing of apostates, and other violent policies. If he were not a member of a protected culture-enriching minority, he would surely have been prosecuted for his publicly-expressed sentiments. Below is the first in a series of videos of the Indiscreet Imam. Many thanks to PEGIDA DK for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
  • WATCH: Geert Wilders Racism Debate in Parliament

    07/08/2020 9:15:57 AM PDT · by aspasia · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 07/07/2020 | PVV
    Watch and learn.
  • Well all be speaking German soon [EU]

    07/07/2020 9:57:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Pollutico.eu (formerly EuropeanVoice.com) ^ | 6/28/20, 10:41 PM CET | Joshua Posaner
    German is coming. English may be the European Unions lingua franca, but listen carefully in the corridors of power and youll find the language of Goethe and Schiller is on the rise. German is gaining ground among the EUs three official working languages as Berlin prepares to take on the blocs presidency next month. Thats not least because native speakers occupy top positions, including Ursula von der Leyen at the Spitze of the European Commission. Those in the Brussels bubble are taking note. The Goethe Institute, Germanys state-funded cultural outpost, told POLITICO it saw a five-fold increase in demand for...
  • Pelosi Blames GOP for Russian Annexation of Crimea During Obama Admin

    07/06/2020 6:28:57 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    freebeacon ^ | JULY 1, 2020 | Elizabeth Matamoros
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Wednesday blamed Russias annexation of Crimea on Republicans, though the invasion took place on President Barack Obama's watch. Pelosi slammed President Donald Trump and Republicans for their alleged inability to face Russian aggressionand tied them to President Barack Obamas appeasement of Moscow. "You just described, not only for the president, but the Republicans in Congress, dereliction of duty," Pelosi told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace. "Undermining our own elections, undermining our commitment to NATO, giving away the store, the base, in Syria. The list goes on and on. Ignoring the annexation of Crimea,...
  • One of the grandest structures of the ancient world could be reborn: The Colossus of Rhodes

    11/03/2015 12:49:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/03/2015 | Dennis Green
    Until an earthquake in 226 BCE knocked it down, the Colossus of Rhodes, a 98-foot-high iron and bronze statue of the Greek god Helios, sat near the harbor of Rhodes, Greece, for 54 years. Now, a plan put forth by a small team of scientists seeks to rebuild the ancient statue and boost tourism and local jobs in the process. The plan calls for a a new statue that's way taller than the ancient one. At 400 feet tall, the new Helios would be nearly four times the height of the original. The proposal also includes an interior library, museum,...
  • Push to build a new Wonder of the World — Colossus of Rhodes 2.0

    10/31/2015 8:32:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | October 30, 20158:48am | Jamie Seidel,News Corp Australia Network
    But the team stresses they do not want to build a replica of the original bronze structure of a warrior standing over the entrance of the ancient city’s harbour. Instead, they want to construct a 150-metre tall “reimagining” of the wonder, based on the ambitions and vision of the original 2200-year-old monument. They want to crowdsource its funding through the internet. It will still be a colossal statue. It will still be a lighthouse. But it will we sheathed in a bronze-coloured skin that doubles as solar panels. The team says they aim to “put back on the map the...
  • Greece intercepts Turkish drone over Rhodes

    04/06/2018 4:08:37 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    everyday (translate google) ^ | SATURDAY APRIL 7, 2018 | none stated
    The Greek air force has intercepted a Turkish military drone that violated Greeces national airspace in the southeastern Aegean, Kathimerini has learned. The Turkish Anka unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV ANKA) twice entered Greek airspace above the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, at an altitude of 19,000-20,000 feet on Thursday. The drone was intercepted by Greek F-16 fighter jets that took off from Kasteli air base on Crete. On Thursday, Greek and Turkish fighter jets engaged in two dogfights over the Aegean, after the Turkish jets violated Greek airspace 16 times in the northeast, central and southeastern Aegean.
  • Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany

    07/01/2020 11:04:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 06/29/20 03:19 PM EDT A bipartisan group of senators is trying to place limits on President Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany unless the administration is able to meet a slew of requirements. The proposal, spearheaded by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), would prohibit the administration from reducing the number of active-duty troops in Germany below 34,500 unless the Pentagon can certify to Congress that it is in the national security interest of the United States and would not negatively undermine European alliances or NATO....
  • Foreign Affairs: 5 Predictions For The Next Five Years Of Global Power Struggles

    12/31/2019 8:58:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/31/2019 | Edward Chang
    In 2008, as the Obama administration prepared to take control in Washington, retired Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey offered a list of bold predictions for the coming five years. Some of them bore out: The economy performed well globally despite the Great Recession, relations with Russia became more hostile without devolving into outright dysfunction, and the United States withdrew from Iraq right at the 36-month mark, which McCaffrey specified. Other predictions, such as a North Korean collapse, improved prospects for success in Afghanistan following a massive commitment of resources, and a nuclear breakout for Iran, never occurred.A year later, geopolitical analyst...
  • Air France Lands Final A380 Flight

    06/28/2020 8:49:01 AM PDT · by texas booster · 39 replies
    FlyerTalk Forum ^ | June 26 2020 | Joe Cortez
    The final Airbus A380 in the Air France fleet is grounded at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG), after taking one last celebration flight to the Mediterranean Sea and back. In a tribute online, the French flag carrier announced the final departure and landing for the superjumbo jet on June 26, 2020. The legendary #A380 bids a final farewell and makes its last #AirFrance flight today, Friday 26 june. 🛬Bye-bye big bird! #AF380 pic.twitter.com/LNkkqX3htU — Air France (@airfrance) June 26, 2020 Originally scheduled for retirement by 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic forced Air France-KLM to reconsider their plans. After flights...
  • Macron: "The {French] Republic will not erase any trace or name from its history. It will not forget any of its deeds or take down any statue.

    06/28/2020 7:35:42 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Jun 15, 2020 | French President Emmanuel Macron
    Twitter video French socialist President standing up for France and French culture and history.
  • Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows

    06/28/2020 6:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 06/26/2020 | Nathan Allen, Inti Landauro
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish virologists have found traces of the novel coronavirus in a sample of Barcelona waste water collected in March 2019, nine months before the COVID-19 disease was identified in China, the University of Barcelona said on Friday. The discovery of virus genome presence so early in Spain, if confirmed, would imply the disease may have appeared much earlier than the scientific community thought. The University of Barcelona team, who had been testing waste water since mid-April this year to identify potential new outbreaks, decided to also run tests on older samples. They first found the virus was...
  • Angela Merkel says Britain will have to 'live with the consequences' of Boris Johnson's decision to loosen economic ties with the EU as German leader hardens her Brexit stance

    06/27/2020 10:25:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:11 EDT, 26 June 2020 | Sam Blitz
    Angela Merkel announced Britain will have to live with the consequences of a distant relationship with the European Union in the event of a no-deal exit. Unlike his predecessor Theresa May, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has scrapped the idea of maintaining close economic ties with the EU after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31. The UK recently rejected a EU deal surrounding environmental and consumer protections and workplace rights, and Mrs. Merkel has now hardened her stance as Germany prepares to take over the rotating presidency of the EU. The German chancellor told the media on Friday:...
  • American tourists could be barred from Europe when borders reopen

    06/24/2020 8:36:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 June 2020 22:28 CEST+02:00
    American travelers look set to be denied entry to the EU when the bloc reopens its borders on July 1st, according to reports, while those from Australia and New Zealand will likely to be allowed to return. Europe will reopen its external borders on July 1st but American tourists may not be allowed to travel because the US is still considered a risk due to the high number of COVID-19 cases.Hard-hit countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia and India are also facing a continued travel ban. EU officials are reportedly frantically drawing up a list of countries whose nationals will...