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  • Erdogan personally formed the armed gang in Germany

    12/14/2017 2:05:34 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 14 Dec 2017, 00:00 | ANF BERLIN
    It has been documented that the “Osmanen Germania” (“Ottomans from Germany”) is the armed gang of the Erdoğan regime in Germany. The financer of the gang is AKP MP Metin Külünk, who has ordered the gang to engage in armed attacks against Kurds. The “Osmanen Germania” (“Ottomans from Germany”) gang was organized in 2014 under the guise of a boxing club, and has been on the agenda in Germany for a while. The gang is infamous for arms smuggling, human trafficking, drugs and attacks on Kurds and has grown fast, increasing membership and branch numbers. It has since come to...
  • The Curious Case Of Germany's Massive New But Relatively Toothless Type 125 "Frigates"

    12/14/2017 9:06:24 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    The Drive ^ | December 13, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    Ein Dahmer/wikicommons The German Navy's Baden-Wurttemberg class Type 125 (F125) frigate sure doesn't look like a frigate. The vessel displaces a whopping 7,200 tons, making it more destroyer sized, but its mission and armament are far from that of a top-end surface combatant. Even the ship's crew size, concept of operations, and the way sailors interact with the vessel's systems are unique. And depending on who you ask, the whole idea behind the controversial F125 frigate program is either one of genius based in stark reality or a largely illogical, misguided, and wasteful mess of an endeavor. Four of these...
  • Cologne To Distribute Tolerance Wristbands to Combat New Years Eve Sex Attacks

    12/14/2017 5:24:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 14, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    The city of Cologne has announced they will be handing out respect wristbands to encourage understanding between individuals on New Years Eve and prevent the kind of sex attacks that occurred in 2015.
  • Hamas: We will liberate 'occupied Tel Aviv'

    12/13/2017 9:04:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 12/14/17 06:05 | Dalit Halevi
    The Hamas terrorist organization declared on Wednesday that Al-Quds [in its entirety] is the eternal capital of Palestine, not its eastern or western part, and is an Arabic Islamic city. The statement, released in honor of the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, is in response to U.S. President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital. Recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel will not cancel the right of the Palestinian national and religious people to the city, and Al-Quds will remain an Arab Islamic state, Hamas stressed. The terrorist group further stressed that...
  • Islamist Immigrants in Germany Love Hitler

    12/13/2017 8:41:56 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-13-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Conservative Europeans have frequently complained that the wave of immigration from the Middle East seems to have gone hand in hand with a new surge of anti-Semitism. Progressive Europeans don't have the courage to publicly say that those immigrants admit they hate Jews. German newspaper Bild investigated this matter. The results of the investigation show that although many immigrants are positive about Germany and its people, they're also extremely anti-Semitic. "Until now, this discussion about anti-Semitism among immigrants was based on assumptions," Deidre Berger, director of the ACJ, comments. "Now we have a science-based picture: anti-Semitic resentments, anti-Semitic conspiracy theories...
  • Abbas says UN should replace US as Mideast mediator

    12/13/2017 5:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 3:37 PM EST | Karin Laub and Zeynep Bilginsoy
    Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administrations much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. At a summit in Turkey, Arab and Muslim leaders rejected and condemned President Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital the trigger for Abbas sharp policy pivot but stopped short of backing his more combative approach toward Washington. A possible Palestinian refusal to engage with the U.S. and growing backlash against Trumps shift on...
  • German lawmakers opt to increase own pay

    12/13/2017 6:08:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.13.2017 | ipj/sms (Reuters, KNA, AFP, dpa)
    A decision on Wednesday that the Bundestags 709 members get a pay raise next June when average wage trends are calculated drew criticism from a tax austerity lobby group as well as the outer edges of the political spectrum. The Federation of Taxpayers (BdSt), which leans toward supporting businesses, said the planned rise gave the wrong signal while Germany remained without a new federal government in the wake of its September 24 election. The system of automatized adjustments designed to answer criticism of self-service and first practiced in July 2016 gives a newly constituted Bundestag only three months into its...
  • Muslim nations urge recognition of East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

    12/13/2017 2:52:40 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/13/17 | BBC Staff
    The leaders of 57 Muslim nations have called on the world to recognise "the State of Palestine and East Jerusalem as its occupied capital". An Organisation of Islamic Co-operation communique declares US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital as "null and void". It also says the move has signalled Washington's withdrawal from its role in the Middle East peace process. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier said the UN should take over. In a speech to the OIC summit in Istanbul, Mr Abbas said it would be "unacceptable" for the US to be the mediator "since...
  • Witness In Iran Sanctions Case Says Turkey's Erdogan Aided Evasion Scheme

    12/13/2017 2:35:10 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty ^ | December 12, 2017 | With reporting by Bloomberg, Newsday, and Reuters
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was among the targets of an investigation in Turkey into suspected bribery and money laundering in connection with a scheme to help Iran evade sanctions, a former Istanbul police officer has testified. The officer, Huseyin Korkmaz, told a New York court on December 11 that the Turkish investigation that he led in 2012-2013 initially focused on Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab, who U.S. prosecutors have said was the mastermind behind the Iran sanctions evasion scheme, but later grew to include dozens of others. He called Erdogan the "No. 1" target in a group that also included...
  • Germany: Afghan "teen" refugee, who raped and murdered German girl, is actually 33-years-old

    12/13/2017 11:50:25 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Voice of Europe ^ | 9 December 2017
    The Afghan refugee, who is now on trial for the rape and murder of the medical student Maria Ladenburger in October 2016, is older than previously thought. Hussein Khavari entered Germany in November 2015 without identity papers. He told authorities that he was born in 1999 in Afghanistan and that his father was killed during the war. But it now appears that his father is still alive. According to German media his father said his son was born in 1984 and that he is 33-years-old. The Local Germany says about it: Prosecutors were able to track down Hussein K.s father...
  • Heres How Trumps Pledge To Move The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Changes The [Peace Process]

    12/12/2017 4:57:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Shoshana Bryen
    Full Title: Heres How Trumps Pledge To Move The U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem Changes The Palestinian-Israel Peace Process President Trumps decision to have the United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was not taken in a vacuum. It was another step in changing the moribund Palestinian-Israel peace process into something else. What else is not clear, but the intention and the antecedents are. The intention is to disabuse the Palestinians of the notion that the U.S. is neutral between them and our democratic, pro-Western, tolerant, free-market ally Israel. Clarity will actually make the U.S. an honest broker in...
  • Fate Of Russia's Lost Art Treasure Revealed After 60-Year Cover-Up (Amber Room)

    05/21/2004 7:47:39 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 340+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-22-2004 | John Ezard
    Fate of Russia's lost art treasure revealed after 60-year cover-up John Ezard, arts correspondent Saturday May 22, 2004 The Guardian (UK) Steven Spielberg would have called it Indiana Jones and the Eighth Wonder, and supplied a happy ending. In a damp cellar, guarded by deadly snakes and senile but savage SS men, the holy grail of Russian art treasures would triumphantly have been liberated. According to evidence disclosed today in Guardian Weekend, the truth is more squalid. Peter the Great's 18th century Amber Room, rated as the world's prime missing art treasure, valued at 150m, perished in the chaos of...
  • Twenty-five EU states sign PESCO defense pact [EU military]

    12/12/2017 1:36:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.11.2017 | dm/ng (AFP, dpa)
    European Union member states on Monday moved ever closer toward establishing a defense union, after the European Council adopted the creation of a new European defense and security cooperation network known as PESCO. The Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), which was first set out in the Lisbon Treaty, will allow member states to jointly develop military capabilities, invest in shared projects and enhance their respective armed forces. [] On December 7, Portugal and Ireland announced their decision to join, taking the total number of contributing members up to 25. The countries that have chosen not to take part are Malta, Denmark...
  • EU rebuffs idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Netanyahu visits

    12/11/2017 9:36:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 10:49 AM EST | Lorne Cook
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the European Union on Monday to back a new U.S. peace initiative in the Middle East, after President Donald Trumps unilateral decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital met with widespread condemnation and triggered clashes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu, making the first official visit by an Israeli premier to the EUs Brussels headquarters in 22 years, told reporters that recognizing Jerusalem merely stated the reality on the ground. He said he expected many European countries to follow Trumps lead. But EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who chaired talks between Netanyahu and EU...
  • Top EU economic powers warn US about tax plans

    12/11/2017 9:31:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2017 12:02 PM EST | Raf Casert
    The European Unions top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having a major distortive impact on trade. In a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, the finance ministers of Germany, France, Britain, Italy and Spain wrote they had significant concerns about three tax initiatives in particular. In the letter, seen by The Associated Press, the five wrote that it is important that the U.S. governments rights over domestic tax policy be exercised in a way that adheres with international obligations to which...
  • Germany favors Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

    12/11/2017 8:14:46 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 12, 2017 | Sabine Siebold
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was the leading candidate to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to start phasing out in 2025. The ministrys position appears to contradict that of the German air force, whose chief indicated last month that he preferred Lockheed Martins F-35, which meets the militarys requirements of stealth and long-distance operational capabilities. In a letter to a Greens lawmaker who had inquired about the deliberations, the ministry said the F-35 and Boeings F-15 and F-18 fighters were secondary options. The indicated view of the inspector...
  • New Hamas Leader Says It Is Getting Aid Again From Iran

    08/29/2017 2:22:04 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    US News ^ | 8/28/17 | FARES AKRAM, JOSEF FEDERMAN,
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Hamas' new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel. The announcement by Yehiyeh Sinwar came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu complained about what he called rising anti-Israel activity by Iran and its allies in the region. Iran was once the top backer of Hamas, an Islamic militant group that seeks Israel's...
  • Wilders: The Pew Report on Muslim Migration to Europe is a Wake-up Call It is Time to Get Tough

    12/11/2017 1:54:49 PM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    breitbart ^ | GEERT WILDERS
    The bell is tolling for Europe. All the warning signs are turned on red. A demographic catastrophe is in the making. If Europe fails to make a stand, its Judeo-Christian civilization is about to be blown away. Last week, the renowned Pew Research Center published updated figures about the growing Muslim population in the broader EU region (i.e. the 28 European Union member states plus Switzerland and Norway). The figures are truly dramatic. Unless there are radical changes to the present policies towards immigration, 30.6% of the population in Sweden will be Islamic by the middle of the century. Sweden...
  • China rejects accusations from Germany of espionage via social media

    12/11/2017 3:12:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 11 December 2017 13:56 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    After the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) had warned that China was trying to recruit German informants for intelligence services via social media networks, Beijing denied these accusations on Monday. They are baseless accusations for which there is no evidence, said Lu Kang, a Chinese state department spokesman, adding that the relevant organizations and the German government should act more responsibly. The BfV had previously warned that Chinese intelligence were trying to infiltrate parliaments, ministries and authorities with informants, particularly via the professional social media network LinkedIn. [] The BfV added that the aim of Chinese...
  • Nikki Haley to Jake Tapper: I Can't Wait to Tell You 'I Told You So' on Jerusalem

    12/11/2017 1:35:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    U.S. ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley knew exactly how to respond to CNN anchor Jake Tapper's depressing assessment of the U.S. embassy move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem during their interview on Sunday. "President Trump is supposed to be a master negotiator," Tapper noted. "Isn't this just cashing in a chip and getting nothing for it? How does this move the peace process forward in any way?" Watch Video HereIn addition to leading questions like that, Tapper quoted the Arab League calling the move a "dangerous development," then played a clip of the PLO Secretary-General declaring that Trump had...