Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $86,357
98%  
Woo hoo!! And now over 98%!! Less than $1.7k to go!! Let's git 'er done.

Foreign Affairs (News/Activism)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Ukraine: Police clash with protesters over Saakashvili

    12/07/2017 7:28:36 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 20 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | December 7, 2017 | Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Presstitute
    Supporters of Ukraine’s top opposition politician clashed Wednesday with police who tried to arrest him for a second time at a tent camp outside the parliament building in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities accuse Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s (fugitive) former president and now an anti-corruption crusader in Ukraine, of colluding with Ukrainian businessmen to topple (corrupt) President Petro Poroshenko. Saakashvili said he will not turn himself in, though prosecutors were welcome to see him at the camp outside the Supreme Rada where about 100 supporters gathered.
  • Mysterious Cuba Embassy Attacks Left Victims With Brain Anomalies

    12/07/2017 7:05:26 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 34 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Dec 6, 2017 | Avery Thompson
    Back in September, a strange mystery was unfolding in Cuba. American officials and their spouses were experiencing some kind of attack, but nobody was really sure what was going on. People experienced a wide range of symptoms, from headaches and difficulty concentrating to hearing loss and brain damage. Many reported hearing high-pitched, painful noises prior to experiencing the symptoms. Medical experts have been unable to explain what kind of weapon is affecting these officials, or even what’s wrong with them. But new results from doctors at the University of Miami and the University of Pennsylvania have provided a valuable clue:...
  • Schumer walks tightrope on shutdown, immigration fights

    12/07/2017 6:55:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/17 | Alexander Bolton
    TITLE SHOULD BE: DEMS READY TO SHUT DOWN US GOVT UNLESS DREAMERS ARE LEGALIZED. The threat of a government shutdown has put Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) in a tricky political situation. Schumer has kept his caucus unified against President Trump’s major legislative drives on ObamaCare and tax reform, but he faces a more divided group of Democrats when it comes to protecting young immigrants who could face deportation next year. The internal debate has more to do with legislative strategy than the underlining issue. Democrats generally back a legislative fix that would allow so-called Dreamers brought to the...
  • Jerusalem status: World condemns Trump's announcement

    12/07/2017 6:10:31 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 36 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-07-2017 | Staff
    Traditional US allies are among a growing chorus condemning President Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Saudi Arabia called it "unjustified and irresponsible", while France and the UK said they did not support the decision. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as "historic" and said he was sure more countries would follow suit. President Trump's move reversed decades of US policy on one of the thorniest issues between Israel and Palestinians. Hundreds of Israeli troops have been deployed to the West Bank amid a day of protests and strikes by Palestinians.
  • Days of Media Rage about Jerusalem (The bad arguments against recognizing Israel’s capital)

    12/07/2017 5:20:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 6, 2017 1:48 pm | Noah Pollak
    I lived in Jerusalem, Israel, for two happy years, and much of my work ever since has involved U.S.-Israel relations. I should know better, yet still I am surprised at the rending of garments and apocalyptic predictions pouring forth from western pundits over something that will not change a single stone in the holy city, or a single person’s access to its holy sites, or a single border—and that overwhelming majorities of Congress and virtually every president and presidential candidate has endorsed for decades. Chalk it up in part to the hysteria that has characterized our political debates in the...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2017 4:55:52 AM PST · by central_va · 23 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | No date | Survivors
    In the early morning hours of December 7, 1941 the mettle and determination of a generation were challenged when the Imperial Japanese Navy unleashed a sneak attack on the U.S. Navy fleet at anchor in Pearl Harbor. In the face of these attacks the Sailors of the U.S. Navy responded with honor, courage and undying commitment. Heroic actions were embodied by common men who, when suddenly faced with the challenge of battle, responded with the resolve and character that defined the Navy and nation. The personal stories and accounts listed here provide a chance to reflect upon, ponder and understand...
  • State Department Just Issued a Worldwide Warning for US Citizens

    12/07/2017 4:41:32 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    The State Department has issued a warning for U.S. citizens traveling anywhere in the world after the Trump administration announced its decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, recognizing it as the capital of Israel. The alert, posted on December 6, is a “worldwide caution” that asks U.S. citizens to be on high-alert when traveling. “As terrorist attacks, political upheaval, and violence often take place without any warning, U.S. citizens are strongly encouraged to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness when traveling,” it reads. “In addition to concerns...
  • Report: Iran-backed militia threatens US forces over J'm decision

    12/07/2017 4:19:59 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/12/17
    An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq threatened on Thursday to attack US forces in the country over US President Donald Trump recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "The decision by Trump on Al-Quds [Jerusalem] makes it legitimate to strike the American forces in Iraq," Al-Nojaba militia chief Akram al-Kaabi said in a statement. The group, established in 2013 and supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, numbers around 1,500 fighters and is part of the Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) auxiliary force that has fought alongside the army against ISIS. Following Trump’s announcement, Iran strongly condemned the decision, saying it threatened a...
  • Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

    12/07/2017 3:00:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/6/17 | James Delingpole
    Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.
  • Australia legalises same-sex marriage

    12/07/2017 12:06:36 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 7th December 2017 | Roje Adaimy and Paul Osborne
    Australia's first legal same-sex marriages will go ahead in January after a marathon session of parliament passed laws. Same-sex couples will be able from this Saturday lodge a notice of intended marriage to start the minimum notice period required before their marriages can be solemnised from January 9. Only four MPs in the House of Representatives voted against a private bill on Thursday, just more than a week after it was agreed to by the Senate. It went through unchanged, after 56 hours of parliamentary debate despite a push from conservative politicians for additional exemptions, including for religious organisations, civil...
  • The Jerusalem decision: Trump's geography lesson for the world

    12/06/2017 11:25:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    One year ago this month, former President Barack Obama's administration was working behind the scenes at the United Nations to slip a resolution through the body’s General Assembly attacking Israel. It was one of Obama’s final, sneaky, and reprehensible acts in office. It put an exclamation point on his long, nasty, personal feud with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Previously, our president had gone so far as to interfere in an Israeli election and then unleashed his minions when Netanyahu had the gall to accept an invitation to address Congress. Fast forward to this Wednesday, Netanyahu was thanking Obama’s successor...
  • Judicial Watch Dir says no chance FBI will root out corruption in their ranks

    12/06/2017 10:42:36 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Maureen Dowling ^ | Published on Dec 6, 2017 | Lou Dobbs Foxnews
    Heavy Stuff
  • Trump made the right call recognizing Jerusalem

    12/06/2017 10:19:56 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 06, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    Here’s the latest version of Fake News: President Trump ruined the mid-east peace process. The assertion is a world-wide headline, but for it to have a shred of truth, there would have to be a peace process to ruin. But since there isn’t one, and hasn’t been one for years, the anti-Trump media is exposed again. But hold on, Trump is more than just innocent of a false and foolish charge. By acknowledging what everybody in Israel already knows, that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish state, and by putting in motion the process of moving the American...
  • Memo to Jared Kushner

    12/06/2017 9:41:21 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    President Trump's son-in-law and designated Middle East peace envoy, Jared Kushner, told the Brookings Institution's Saban Forum last weekend that a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is key to solving larger goals, such as stopping Iranian aggression and Islamic extremism. If he believes that, he has fallen into the trap numerous and more seasoned diplomats have experienced. The most obvious impediment to peace in the region is a religious one. A visceral hatred of Jews is promoted in Palestinian media and many mosques and schools throughout the region. The destruction of Israel and elimination of Jews from land...
  • North Korea says war with United States is 'inevitable'

    12/06/2017 9:31:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2017 | rc/sms (AP, Reuters)
    North Korea lashed out again on Wednesday at large-scale military exercises — involving its southern neighbor and the United States — this time saying that war was “unavoidable.” The comments were attributed to an unnamed North Korea Foreign Ministry spokesman, who said “bellicose comments” from high-ranked US officials, including CIA Director Mike Pompeo, had confirmed Washington’s intent for war. Pompeo had said on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was unaware of how tenuous his situation was both domestically and internationally. The North Korean spokesman accused Pompeo of directly provoking the country by “impudently criticizing our supreme leadership...
  • Russia's Influence Spreads

    12/06/2017 9:23:09 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Last week, we discovered that former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about the import of what he told it regarding his contacts with former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Yet Flynn once served as director of the Defense Intelligence Agency during the presidency of Barack Obama. Why would he lie to the FBI about what passed between him and Kislyak? Had he forgotten that, for a certitude, the conversation of a Russian ambassador was being recorded secretly by American intelligence agencies? Moreover, when he was being interviewed by the FBI, why did he not bring...
  • Schumer says he advised Trump to declare Jerusalem Israel's 'undivided' capital

    12/06/2017 9:06:46 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 05, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer advised President Trump to declare Jerusalem the "undivided" capital of Israel ahead of Trump's expected announcement on the matter this week, the New York Democrat told The Weekly Standard on Tuesday. The White House said Tuesday that Trump will announce that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but will delay moving the embassy from Tel Aviv. Trump had suggested in an October interview that he was planning to make a decision regarding the embassy, but wanted to give an Israeli–Palestinian peace plan "a shot" first, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency...
  • Merkel Condemns Trump Decision on Jerusalem, Pushes Two-State Solution

    12/06/2017 9:02:07 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-06-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's official capital and his announcement that he would move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to that city has not only sparked outrage in the Middle East but also in Europe. One European leader who has condemned Trump's announcement is Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. Although you'd expect her to tread extremely carefully when talking about the Jewish nation-state -- considering her country's horrible record regarding the treatment of Jews -- nothing could be further from the truth. "The federal government doesn't understand this decision because the status of Jerusalem must be negotiated...
  • CZECH REPUBLIC ANNOUNCES IT RECOGNIZES WEST JERUSALEM AS ISRAEL'S CAPITAL

    12/06/2017 7:36:19 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 30 replies
    JP ^ | December 6, 2017 | BY TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The Czech Republic on Wednesday followed US President Donald Trump’s lead. In so doing, it took an unusual step of breaking with EU member states who hold Jerusalem should not recognized as Israel’s capital until a final status agreement is reached. But unlike the US, the Czech Foreign Ministry also said that it would only consider relocating its embassy based on results of negotiations.
  • Turkey: Laundering Billions for Iran

    12/06/2017 6:18:33 PM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 12/6/17 | Burak Bekdil
    In one audio recording, Erdogan was heard ordering his son to get rid of all the cash he kept at home; and his son, after trying for several hours, tells him there are still millions left. Erdogan denied the authenticity of the evidence and claimed this was a coup d'état against his elected administration. He then purged all prosecutors and police officers investigating the charges. Zarrab's testimony as a witness, as well as documents displayed at trial "would show that this conspiracy to launder money for Iran was not a rogue operation. It would show the Turkish government at...