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  • Russia is targeting French, Dutch and German elections with fake news, EU task force warns

    01/24/2017 12:08:42 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    The Telegraph Fake News and Propaganda ^ | January 24, 2017 | Justin Huggler, Roland Oliphant
    Russia is seeking to influence the outcome of several key elections in European countries this year with fake news, a special task force set up by the European Union has warned. The EU is reportedly allocating more funds to its East StratCom task force to counter the disinformation, amid fears Russia will target elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands “There is an enormous, far-reaching, at least partly organized, disinformation campaign against the EU, its politicians and its principles,” a source close to the task force told Germany’s Spiegel magazine.
  • Trump to Renegotiate NAFTA With Canada and Mexico

    01/24/2017 11:13:33 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 5 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 January 2017 | Warren Mass
    The day before he signed an important executive order to withdraw from the negotiating process for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Trump indicated that he will renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico.Reuters reported that during a swearing-in ceremony for his top White House advisors on January 22, Trump said, "We will be starting negotiations having to do with NAFTA. We are going to start renegotiating on NAFTA, on immigration and on security at the border.""Anybody ever hear of NAFTA?" Trump joked at the ceremony. "I ran a campaign somewhat based on NAFTA. But we’re...
  • Foreign powers back Syria truce deal, war erupts among rebels

    01/24/2017 10:42:21 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 16 replies
    Rooters News and Propaganda ^ | Januaru 24, 2017 | Suleiman Al-Khalidi, John Irish and Olzhas Auyezov
    Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal. After two days of deliberations in Astana, Kazakhstan's Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said the powers had agreed in a final communique to establish a system "to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire, prevent any provocations and determine all modalities of the ceasefire." While welcoming the text, the Syrian government's chief negotiator Bashar Ja'afari said an offensive against rebels west...
  • Official: Mexico could leave NAFTA if not satisfied

    01/24/2017 10:11:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 12:06 PM EST
    Mexico’s Economy Secretary says his country could leave the North American Free Trade Agreement if talks on re-negotiating it are unsatisfactory. Ildefonso Guajardo tells the Televisa network that his country will be in a weak position at talks with U.S. President Donald Trump unless Mexico makes it clear it won't accept just anything in order to preserve the three-nation trade pact. …
  • Philippine President Duterte: Trump sent me message of support

    01/24/2017 9:07:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Philippine Inquirer ^ | 01/24/2017 | By: Leila B. Salaverria
    MANILA — United States President Donald Trump has sent him a message of support, President Duterte said on Tuesday. In the course of talking about his drug war and the US response to it, Mr. Duterte mentioned that the new American leader was more receptive to him compared to his predecessor Barack Obama. He said Trump sent him a message via Miss Universe organization President Paula Shugart. Shugart is in the Philippines because the country is hosting the international beauty pageant “According to Miss Shugart, US President Trump supports the Duterte administration,” the President said. In contrast, he claimed that...
  • China reportedly deploys ICBMs near Russia’s border

    01/24/2017 8:50:26 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 35 replies
    R T News ^ | 1-24-2017 | staff
    Beijing has deployed advanced Dongfeng-41 ICBMs in Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, according to reports based on images, possibly leaked to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president. “Pictures of China's Dongfeng-41 ballistic missile were exposed on Chinese mainland websites,” the Global Times said citing reports in “some Hong Kong and Taiwan media.” Russian news agencies identified one of them as the Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based tabloid-style resource. “It was revealed that the pictures were taken in Heilongjiang Province. Military analysts believe that this is perhaps the second Dongfeng-41 strategic missile brigade and it should be deployed in...
  • China Reportedly Deploys ICBMs Near Russia’s Border

    01/24/2017 8:45:18 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    RT ^ | 01/24/17
    Beijing has deployed advanced Dongfeng-41 ICBMs in Heilongjiang Province, which borders Russia, according to reports based on images, possibly leaked to coincide with Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president. “Pictures of China's Dongfeng-41 ballistic missile were exposed on Chinese mainland websites,” the Global Times said citing reports in “some Hong Kong and Taiwan media.” Russian news agencies identified one of them as the Apple Daily, a Hong Kong-based tabloid-style resource. “It was revealed that the pictures were taken in Heilongjiang Province. Military analysts believe that this is perhaps the second Dongfeng-41 strategic missile brigade and it should be deployed in...
  • Safety Records Show Pipelines Best Method for Transporting Oil

    01/24/2017 8:26:57 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 October 2014 | Bob Adelmann
    The combination of the Obama administration’s intransigence in approving the Keystone XL pipeline and the exponential explosion in the production of crude oil, especially from the Bakken formation in North Dakota, has put increasing pressure on alternative modes of transportation to get that crude to refineries and customers. But with the increasing use of alternative modes such as barges, railcars, and over-the-road tanker trucks has come a growing concern about safety.A series of rail accidents over the last several years has caught the attention of the Department of Transportation, and CNBC has tried its best to question the viability of...
  • 8 of 10 Americans oppose subsidizing international abortions

    01/24/2017 7:58:19 AM PST · by tekrat · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/23/2017 | PHILIP WEGMANN
    A majority, 52 percent, identify as "pro-choice," according to  a new pollconducted by Marist College and sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. But an even larger majority, 83 percent oppose subsidizing international abortion. The polling comes on the heels of President Trump's decision to reinstate the Mexico City policy. That executive order prohibits taxpayer dollars from funding any organization working to provide abortion abroad.
  • EU to Trump: Trade barriers, building walls 'doomed to fail'

    01/24/2017 7:46:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 24, 2017 8:07 AM EST
    The European Union trade chief says the trade policies U.S. President Trump has set out are “doomed to fail” and that the world’s biggest trading bloc remains committed to open borders and economies. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said Tuesday that most countries still share the same vision of open trade and investments. She said that “building a wall is not the answer. The success of the EU relies on our open societies.” …
  • Media Narratives Crash

    01/24/2017 7:27:20 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 22 replies
    Accuracy In Media ^ | January 24, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    When President Trump came to the CIA and received the type of ovation he usually gets at rallies of his supporters, his appearance blew away yet another media narrative several weeks in the making on his alleged war on the intelligence community. Media narratives disintegrate with such regularity that their disintegration in the information age is rapidly becoming a dog-bites-man story. For you younger folk, the origin of that analogy is this: in days of yore, old-time editors would tell their cub reporters that "man bites dog" is a story while "dog bites man" is not. Hearkening back to those...
  • THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MIDDLE EAST LEGACY-Russia becomes the “Strong Horse” in the region

    01/24/2017 5:21:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 24, 2017 | Joseph Puder
    By the time this article will be read, a new resident will occupy the White House.  Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.  For former President Barack Obama, the main effort in the years to come will be to secure his legacy.  In domestic affairs, Obamacare will remain the overriding achievement of the administration.  Whether the Republicans will replace it, alter it, or keep most of it in tact, remains to be seen.  What is clearly visible however, is the mess and mayhem that is today’s Middle East.  It is in the Middle East that the...
  • ‘Brexit’ Talks Can’t Start Without Parliament, U.K. Supreme Court Rules

    01/24/2017 5:11:46 AM PST · by Truth29 · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 24, 2017 | KATRIN BENNHOLD
    LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May must secure the approval of Parliament before she can begin the process of taking Britain out of the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling, which upholds an earlier decision by the High Court in London, creates another hurdle for Mrs. May, who has promised to begin a two-year, irreversible process of exit negotiations by the end of March by invoking the European Union’s Article 50, the legal mechanism for leaving the bloc. In its ruling, the court noted that Parliament had approved the 1972 legislation that enabled the country to...
  • Petition to the Trump Administration: Curb Muslim Immigration until Islamic Terrorism Ends

    01/24/2017 4:26:58 AM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    We, the people, are tired of terrorism occurring expressly in the name of Islam. We, the people, are tired of too many Americans' last heard words being "Allahu Akbar!" We, the people, are tired of the importation of people who, according to the ADL, hail from the most anti-Semitic region in the world! We, the people, are against the importation of people who hold virulent hatred for the only democracy in the Middle East. Until acts like September 11, Fort Hood, Boston, Chattanooga, San Bernadino, ends, until the jihad against Israel ends, until acts like the Madrid Train Bombings, London...
  • Senate Confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA Director

    01/24/2017 3:06:05 AM PST · by onyx · 11 replies
    The Senate has just voted to confirm Representative Mike Pompeo as CIA Director. This represents the third intelligence and security nomination confirmed – General Kelly (DHS) and General Mattis (DoD) receiving earlier confirmations. WASHINGTON – The Senate has confirmed Rep. Mike Pompeo, a Kansas Republican, to be President Donald Trump’s CIA director. The vote tally is 66-32, with a significant number of Democrats voting no. Two senators are delayed by weather. (link) Two republican senators Tom Cotton (Yes) and Rand Paul (No) outline the dynamic within the overall DC intelligence outlook from the GOP. Neither are 100% correct; each distinct...
  • Russian Warplanes Fly First Joint Mission With US-Coalition Aircraft Kremlin Says, Pentagon Denies

    01/24/2017 1:12:44 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 23JAN17 | Tyler Durden
    Russian Warplanes Fly First Joint Mission With US-Coalition Aircraft Kremlin Says, Pentagon Denies by Tyler Durden Jan 23, 2017 12:57 PM 0 SHARES According to the Russian Defense Ministry, cited by AP, Russian warplanes have flown their first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft. Russian Interfax added that various ISIS storage facilities, and militants were eliminated in the "joint strike": ISIL STORAGE FACILITIES, MILITANTS ELIMINATED IN JOINT STRIKE CONDUCTED BY RUSSIAN AEROSPACE FORCES, INTL COALITION FORCES IN SYRIA, WITH COORDINATES RECEIVED FROM U.S. - RUSSIAN DEFENSE MINISTRY. IFX. However, the report was promptly denied by the Pentagon after...
  • Trump’s Inauguration: A Typical Norwegian Response To A Historical Event (Pro-Trump WOW!)

    01/24/2017 12:49:32 AM PST · by vannrox · 8 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 24, 2017 2:43 AM | Submitted by NIck Kamran of Letters From Norway
    Trump’s Inauguration: A Typical Norwegian Response To A Historical Event by Tyler Durden Jan 24, 2017 2:43 AM 0 SHARES Submitted by NIck Kamran of Letters From NorwayOn Friday, January 20th, 2017, I went straight from work to the Hard Rock Café in Oslo to witness a most historic event: President Trump’s inauguration and I spoke with NRK afterward.America is Both an Immovable Object and Unstoppable Force: Watching the events leading up to the speech, I saw a grandfather enjoying the family circus with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Most notable was Barron’s admiration for his father. I got the...
  • ‘Integrate or Leave’: As Wilders Surges in Polls Dutch PM Ramps Up Migrant Rhetoric

    01/23/2017 11:14:50 PM PST · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    Just one day after polls which gave Geert Wilders’s insurgent populist party a nine-point lead on the ruling conservatives, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has drifted again politically closer to the rival he last week ruled out a coalition with. Borrowing heavily from rhetoric commonly employed by Mr. Wilders, Prime Minister Rutte took out a full page advert and spoke in an interview with Dutch daily Algemeen Dagblad to tell migrants they should integrate or leave, and to issue a call for a return to “common decency”. He wrote: “I tell everyone. If you don’t like it here in this...
  • Berlin: White Feminists sing "Allah Akbar" at Women's March

    01/23/2017 10:11:41 PM PST · by aquila48 · 47 replies
    twitter ^ | jan 21 2017
    (Twitter. Short video and comments on German women being depraved fools. Enjoy)
  • Anti Trump Protesters will Face Up to 10 Years in Prison

    01/23/2017 9:55:52 PM PST · by vannrox · 27 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | 22JAN17 | unknown
    Ha Ha Ha. You go and spazz out about how Trump will destroy america.......... .................by going ahead and destroying america. Burning Limos, throwing rocks at cops, pooping all over everything, Well it looks like your violent tirades will cost you big time. and by the time you get out of prison America will likely be Great Again, without your violent spastic nonsense. I wonder if they think it was worth it? And if the media will be held responsible for whipping up all these impressionable clueless libs into a frothing insane riotous mob. Probably not Liberal Logic Majority of 230...
  • President Trump is having an EXCELLENT first working day!

    01/23/2017 9:52:00 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | 22JAN17 | unknown
    Think about what has happened in just one day. You had all this doom and gloom about crowd size from the media and today: President Trump met with Executives like Elon Musk and talked about tax reform. President Trump made liberals look silly by meeting with union bosses. Obama was supposed to be a friend to workers but barely met with these people. Trump had them in the Oval office clapping and then coming out and praising Trump. THINK ABOUT THE OPTICS! These people represent millions of workers in places like Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The Democrats are in deep...
  • ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Celebrating On Day One, Blows Up ISIS 31 Times

    01/23/2017 9:45:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 15 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 11:32 PM | unknown
    Unless, you are a ISIS fan this is good news. Mattis is on it. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Celebrating On Day One, Blows Up ISIS 31 Times ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Celebrating On Day One, Blows Up ISIS 31 Times January 22, 2017 HeadlinesIslam5 Comments1 min read It was Secretary of Defense Mattis’ first day at the Pentagon and he has already hit the ground running. Mattis spent the day overseeing strikes against the Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq. Details of the strike in the article indicate the missions were quite successful. While the press lamented that ISIS could never...
  • H.R. 193- Bill To end membership of the United States in the United Nations

    01/23/2017 9:40:05 PM PST · by vannrox · 27 replies
    Above Top Secret ^ | posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:03 AM | unknown
    Woah! Total and utter withdraw including: Repeal of United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act. (a) Repeal.—The United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act (Public Law 80–357) is repealed. (b) Withdrawal.—The United States withdraws from the agreement between the United States of America and the United Nations regarding the headquarters of the United Nations (signed at Lake Success, New York, on June 26, 1947, which was brought into effect by the United Nations Headquarters Agreement Act). SEC. 4. United States assessed and voluntary contributions to the United Nations. No funds are authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available for assessed or voluntary contributions...
  • Report: Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours

    01/23/2017 8:05:25 PM PST · by Lera · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/23/17 | Joel B. Pollak
    A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations. At least two GOP lawmakers had placed holds on the Palestinian funds. Congressional holds are generally respected by the executive branch but are not legally binding.
  • Report: Obama Quietly Sent $221 Million To The Palestinian Authority Hours Before Leaving Office

    01/23/2017 7:25:11 PM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    AP- BI ^ | 1-23-2017 | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner, Associated Press January 23, 2017 Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. GOP members of Congress had been holding up the money. A State Department official and several congressional aides say the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning, just before Donald Trump became president. More than $227 million in foreign affairs funding was released at the time, including $4 million for climate change programs and $1.25 million for U.N. organizations.(snip)
  • FBI reviewed Flynn’s calls with Russian ambassador but found nothing illicit

    01/23/2017 7:12:04 PM PST · by Mariner · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | By Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller
    The FBI in late December reviewed intercepts of communications between the Russian ambassador to the United States and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn — national security adviser to then-President-elect Trump — but has not found any evidence of wrongdoing or illicit ties to the Russian government, U.S. officials said. The calls were picked up as part of routine electronic surveillance of Russian officials and agents in the United States, which is one of the FBI’s responsibilities, according to the U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss counterintelligence operations. Nonetheless, the fact that communications by a...
  • Rex Tillerson approved by Senate panel as secretary of state

    01/23/2017 5:38:54 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/23/2017 | Karoun Demirjian and Sean Sullivan
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee split along party lines Monday to endorse Rex Tillerson as the country’s next secretary of state, setting up a confirmation vote in the full Senate that is all but guaranteed to succeed. Republicans unanimously backed Tillerson in the 11-to-10 vote, after key Republicans who had voiced criticism of Tillerson opted to support his nomination. Chief among them was Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a committee member who announced Monday morning that he would support Tillerson despite concerns about how Tillerson would approach Russia and other countries Rubio counts as human rights violators, resolving the final major...
  • Senate confirms Mike Pompeo as CIA director

    01/23/2017 5:35:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/23/2017 | Greg Miller
    Mike Pompeo was confirmed as CIA director by the Senate on Monday, putting the conservative Kansas congressman in charge of an agency that is bracing for its most contentious relationship with the White House in decades. As CIA director, Pompeo will be responsible for managing a global spying network at a time of escalating security problems, including renewed aggression from Russia, the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and the splintering terror threat posed by the Islamic State. But, at least initially, Pompeo’s most vexing task may involve finding a way to establish a functional relationship between the CIA and President...
  • N. Korea: Is the Kalma Ballistic Missile Test Site Ready for an ICBM Launch?

    01/23/2017 5:29:36 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    38north ^ | 23 January 2017 | Joseph S. Bermudez Jr.
    Is the Kalma Ballistic Missile Test Site Ready for an ICBM Launch? By Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. 23 January 2017 North Korea has recently threatened to conduct its first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Last week, media reports even cited “unnamed” South Korean officials stating a test of a previously unknown 2-stage ICBM “may be imminent.”[1] While the North’s ability to produce a 2-stage ICBM is questionable and validity of these reports remains to be verified, they have heightened concerns as to when Pyongyang may decide test launch an ICBM. One of the possible locations for an ICBM...
  • Trump, Sisi discuss fighting terrorism in phone call

    01/23/2017 5:06:51 PM PST · by Mariner · 21 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | by Ahmed Aboulenein in Cairo
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed ways to boost the fight against terrorism and extremism on Monday and the new American leader underscored his commitment to bilateral ties, the two countries said. Trump told Sisi in a telephone call he appreciated the difficulties faced by Egypt in its "war on terror" and affirmed his administration's commitment to supporting the country, Sisi's spokesman Alaa Youssef said in a statement. "The U.S. president also expressed during the call his looking forward to the president's awaited visit to Washington which is being prepared for through...
  • FBN just reports Mike Pompeo confirmed for CIA chief

    01/23/2017 4:22:39 PM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 97 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 1/23/2017 | FBN
    Lou Dobbs just broke in with the report that Mike Pompeo now has 56 votes for confirmation, and has been confirmed by the Senate.
  • Congressman Introduces Bill To Withdraw The U.S. From The United Nations

    01/23/2017 4:07:14 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 23JAN17 | Submitted by Lance Schuttler via The Mind Unleashed blog,
    Submitted by Lance Schuttler via The Mind Unleashed blog,A new bill has been introduced which would allow the United States to withdraw from the United Nations, and is now beginning to turns heads.Representative Mike Rogers from Alabama introduced H.R. 193 American Sovereignty Act of 2017 in early January but is just now getting media exposure. The full bill can be seen here on congress.gov.The bill repeals the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 and other specified related laws.The bill requires: (1) the President to terminate U.S. membership in the United Nations (U.N.), including any organ, specialized agency, commission, or other...
  • Union Leaders Praise President Trump After Meeting – Cheer for Removal of TPP

    01/23/2017 3:29:15 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | January 23, 2017 | Sundance
    The America-First winning is exponential.   Union leadership met today with a pro-jobs, pro-growth, pro-USA president.  Leadership from construction/manufacturing, pipe fitters, steel workers and industrial machinist unions met today with President Trump and exit the meeting with incredible praise for the respect he showed them.
  • Behind Trump's Plan to Move the US Embassy From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

    01/23/2017 2:50:59 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 69 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 23, 2017 | By ELIZABETH MCLAUGHLIN
    Israeli officials are awaiting what could be one of the first announcements from the new Trump administration: a decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Such a move, which Trump repeatedly promised on the campaign trail, may please many Israelis but anger Palestinians as well as officials in Arab nations, who could see it as directly provocative and a hindrance to future peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. Palestinians claim Jerusalem as the capital of their future state, and Trump, like the Israeli government, views Jerusalem as Israel’s “eternal capital.” Since Israel’s creation, the...
  • Former Iranian Official, Pro-Tehran Lobbyist Hosted at Obama White House Dozens of Times

    01/23/2017 2:49:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 5 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 1/23/17 | Adam Kredo
    Two high-level Iranian government backers, including a former Islamic Republic official and another accused of lobbying on Tehran’s behalf, were hosted at the Obama White House for more than 30 meetings with top officials at key junctures in the former administration’s contested diplomacy with Iran, according to White House visitor logs that provide a window into the former administration’s outreach to leading pro-Iran advocates. Seyed Mousavian, a former Iranian diplomat and head of its national security council, was hosted at the White House at least three times, while Trita Parsi, a pro-Iran advocate long accused of hiding his ties to...
  • Organizer For DC Women’s March Against Trump Pictured Flashing the ISIS Sign

    01/23/2017 2:42:59 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 58 replies
    A picture of one of the organizers for the DC Women’s March is making the rounds on social media. Linda Sansour is seen flashing the ISIS sign. Hundreds of thousands of mostly female protesters participated in a ‘Women’s March’ in D.C. on Saturday. As noted previously, one of the organizers, Linda Sarsour is a Pro-Palestine Muslim activist. She also advocates for Sharia Law in America and has ties to terrorist organization, Hamas. Linda Sarsour is very vocal about her support for Palestine and her utter hatred for Israel. She has ties to the terrorist organization, Hamas as the Daily Caller...
  • United States & Russia to Free Palmyra, Syria After Trump Sworn In

    01/23/2017 2:33:51 PM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | week of jan 22 2017 | mossad intelligence sources
    Some of the ambiguity and mystery surrounding the nature of President-elect Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin may disperse after the new US president takes office, because one of their first joint military actions is ready to go. Military and intelligence sources disclose exclusively that a combined US, Russian, Syrian and Jordanian force is preparing for a major operation to liberate the Syrian heritage town of Palmyra from the Islamic State. Its capture by this allied force would have important ramifications: It would isolate the ISIS forces dug in in northern and central Syria and disconnect them from the...
  • Europe's fate is in our hands' Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump

    01/23/2017 2:30:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    You Tube ^ | 16/1/17 | THE HIGH BROW
    Mind your own business, let me wreck my country and you wreck yours; it's all your fault that we have so many refugees, and stop telling us to contribute to NATO, we're too busy building refugee camps, which are all your fault (paraphrase)
  • U.S. says will prevent China taking over territory in international waters

    01/23/2017 2:20:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 23rd, 2017 | by David Brunnstrom and Matt Spetalnick
    The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would prevent China from taking over territory in international waters in the South China Sea, something Chinese state media has said would require Washington to "wage war." "I think the U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there," White House spokesman Sean Spicer told a news briefing. "It’s a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we’re going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken...
  • US sent $221 million to Palestinians in Obama's last hours

    01/23/2017 2:10:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 4:41 PM EST | Matthew Lee and Richard Lardner
    Officials say the Obama administration in its waning hours defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides said the outgoing administration formally notified Congress it would spend the money Friday morning. The official said former Secretary of State John Kerry had informed some lawmakers of the move shortly before he left the State Department for the last time Thursday. The aides said written notification dated Jan. 20 was sent to Congress just hours before Donald Trump took the oath of...
  • Texas governor warns Austin sheriff over 'sanctuary cities'

    01/23/2017 2:05:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 5:01 PM EST | Paul J. Weber
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told Austin’s liberal sheriff that her jail would become the first in the state to lose taxpayer money over so-called “sanctuary cities” policies unless she reverses plans to curtail working with federal immigration authorities by February. President Donald Trump made similar vows as a candidate, declaring that his “Day One” priorities would include stopping all federal dollars to places where local officials rebuff federal agents and don’t arrest or detain immigrants living in the country illegally. Several big cities, including New York and Chicago, already have formal sanctuary policies on the books. Newly...
  • VISIT PRAGUE! (Donald Trump Edition)

    01/23/2017 1:37:45 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 36 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/9/16 | Stream.cz International
    A really bad attempt of sarcasm and swipe at Trump. Prague is a beautiful city not infested with globalist refugees.
  • Spain alarmed as White House Spanish website vanishes

    01/23/2017 1:07:06 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/23/17 | afp
    Barcelona (AFP) - Spain voiced alarm Monday as the US White House's Spanish-language website vanished after Donald Trump came to power, saying removing it was "not a good idea" in a country with millions of Hispanics. But White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer later eased concerns, saying the website was merely being updated. "We are continuing to build out the website both in the issue areas and in that area," he told reporters in response to a question over when the Spanish version of the site would be running again. "We have got the IT folks working overtime right now...
  • President Trump Kills TPP Once And For All With Executive Order Officially Withdrawing

    01/23/2017 12:45:45 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 102 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/23/17 | Matthew Boyle
    President Donald J. Trump killed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) once and for all on Monday, signing an executive order officially withdrawing from the trade deal negotiations. It came as a part of series of three separate executive actions that President Trump took on Monday. “The first is a withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said, explaining the first executive action President Trump was taking in the list of three. The other two were one freezing hiring of all federal employees except in the military, and one that restores...
  • Gov. Abbott: Travis County Sheriff’s ICE policy frivolous, reckless

    01/23/2017 12:44:34 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Calily Bien
    Gov. Greg Abbott is doubling down on his stance on how Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez plans on dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. On Friday, Sheriff Hernandez released a statement outlining the policy changes and describing how she will prohibit Travis County deputies and jailers from inquiring about someone’s immigration status. Gov. Abbott quickly responded in a Tweet by saying he will cut funding for Travis County for adopting “sanctuary policies.” On Monday, Gov. Abbott sent a letter to Sheriff Hernandez stating her actions are “frivolous” and “reckless.” Gov. Abbott goes on to say that Sheriff Hernandez should...
  • CNN Sources: United States, Russia Now Conducting Joint Sorties Over Syria

    01/23/2017 12:27:52 PM PST · by drewh · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/23/17
    no link yet just announced
  • Poll: 74 Percent of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities

    01/23/2017 12:09:53 PM PST · by george76 · 55 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 23 Jan 2017 | John Binder
    The vast majority of residents living in California would like see sanctuary cities barred, a state home to multiple jurisdictions which refuse to abide by federal immigration laws. Roughly 74 percent of California residents want to see an end to sanctuary city policies... The issue to end sanctuary cities in the state crosses racial and party lines, with 65 percent of Hispanics registering their agreement, while 70 percent of independents, 82 percent of Republicans, and 73 percent of Democrats feel the same.
  • Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

    01/23/2017 11:41:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    AP ^ | Today 1.23 /17
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) -- As a candidate, Donald Trump made a slew of "Day One" promises that any president would find daunting.</p> <p>He declared that repealing and replacing his predecessor's health care law would be "one of his first acts as president." He released an 18-point plan for actions that would push forward sweeping ethics reforms and potentially undo scores of regulations. And he promised to fundamentally change the nation's approach to immigration and begin work on an impenetrable wall along the southern border - all on his first day.</p>
  • US B-2 bombing raid on Libya cost over $8.8 million

    01/23/2017 10:52:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 34 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 19 January 2017 | Ken Hanly
    Two US Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bombers carried out airstrikes on Islamic State camps approximately 28 miles southewest of Sirte. Operation Odyssey Lightning ended with the liberation of Sirte on December 19 after having carried out 495 airstrikes. However, the US has launched other bombing missions on terrorists in Libya when it has seen an opportunity to do so. The two bombers, named the Spirit of Georgia and the Spirit of Pennsylvania are attached to the 509th Bomb Wing, located at Whiteman Air Force Base Missouris. The two were said to have dropped more than 100 precision-guided missiles. When...
  • Taliban hint at opening with Trump as they seek departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan

    01/23/2017 10:34:53 AM PST · by Lorianne · 20 replies
    Stripes ^ | 22 January 2017 | E.B. BOYD AND ZUBAIR BABAKARKHAIL
    — Two days after President Donald Trump took office, the Taliban asked him to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan but hinted at a willingness to work with the United States. The insurgent group posted a statement on its website Sunday calling on Trump to “put an end to the invasion.” But it also asked him to “help countries with their development” rather than with “bloodshed and destruction.” The call for foreign forces to leave Afghanistan is consistent with past Taliban demands. But the mention of development appeared to be new. In recent months, the group has expressed support for...