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  • From Cyprus to Syria: Turkey’s Continued Invasions

    02/21/2018 2:33:07 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    On January 20, the Turkish military began an invasion of the Kurdish-controlled Afrin region in northern Syria. Turkey’s government has declared that its operation aims “to preserve Syria’s territorial integrity,” remove “terrorist elements,” and protect civilians. The Independent, however, published the first Western media report from Afrin, and Robert Fisk reports that the list of dead includes infants. “One-year old Wael al-Hussein, a refugee…was killed on 21 January, six-year old Moussab al-Hussein from Idlib (clearly from another refugee family) on the same day,” he writes.Many journalists in Turkey, in the meanwhile, are rubbing their hands. Necati Doğru, a columnist with...
  • Hezbollah issues fresh threat against Israel’s offshore gas rigs

    02/19/2018 4:32:04 PM PST · by Lera · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 18 February 2018, | TOI staff
    Hezbollah threatened on Sunday to target Israel’s Mediterranean natural gas rigs in a future conflict, the latest in a string of such threats. The terror group, which has sought to position itself as Lebanon’s defense against Israel and amid an ongoing dispute over gas-rich offshore economic waters, released a video that showed what appeared to be drilling platforms floating above Israel’s gas fields with targeting sights superimposed on the images. The video, aired by Israel’s Hadashot TV news, also included quotes from Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah’s Friday speech, in which he warned that the group would retaliate against any Israeli...
  • Turkey Threatens To Invade Greece

    02/19/2018 10:35:31 AM PST · by blam · 48 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 2-19-2018 | Uzay Bulut
    In an incident that took place less than two weeks after the Greek Defense Ministry announced that Turkey had violated Greek airspace 138 times in a single day, a Turkish coast guard patrol boat on February 13 rammed a Greek coast guard vessel off the shore of Imia, one of many Greek islands over which Turkey claims sovereignty. Most of the areas within modern Greece's current borders were under the occupation of the Ottoman Empire from the mid-15th century until the Greek War of Independence in 1821 and the establishment of the modern Greek state in 1832. The islands, however,...
  • Tillerson Says US Mideast Peace Plan ‘Fairly Well Advanced’

    02/16/2018 4:26:00 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2-16-18
    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo: Wikicommons. The US administration’s work on a new Middle East peace plan is “fairly well advanced” and President Donald Trump will decide when to announce it, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday during a visit to Jordan. Tillerson also signed a five-year aid package that extends US support to Jordan, a key regional ally, despite Trump’s threat to withhold support from states opposed to his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Commenting on the peace plan, Tillerson said: “I have seen the plan. … It’s been under development...
  • Greek State Recognizes Paganism as Religion

    05/07/2017 10:55:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | Philip Chrysopoulos
    Greek Pagans are granted legal status as polytheism is officially a religion in Greece, according to the Supreme Council of Ethnikoi Hellenes (YSEE). YSEE is a religious organization claiming they work to restore the indigenous religion of Hellas. The organization put out a statement saying that Greek polytheism has received legal status in Greece. Until now, Greek Pagans did not enjoy religious freedoms such as the right to buy land in order to build houses of worship nor could Pagan priests perform marriage ceremonies. Now the Greek State, through a decision of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious...
  • What Were the Ancient Olympics Like?

    02/10/2018 10:22:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | Thursday, February 8, 2018 | David Gilman Romano
    To the west of the Temple of Zeus was a modest fifth-century B.C. facility where the Olympian athletes bathed... A 5-foot-deep swimming pool, measuring 79 feet by 52 feet, lay adjacent to the baths; this pool also dates to the fifth century B.C. In the third century B.C. a palaestra was added... a large open-air courtyard enclosed on all four sides by a colonnade, which was surrounded by rooms. The Greek word "palaestra" means "the place of wrestling," so wrestling and other events were probably practiced in the courtyard. In the second century B.C. a large gymnasium was constructed to...
  • Did Ancient Greeks Sail to Canada?

    02/06/2018 7:37:53 AM PST · by Theoria · 44 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | 01 Feb 2018 | Rebecca Boyle
    Researchers think Plutarch’s De Facie tells the tale of Greek sailors making the treacherous transatlantic crossing. They dug into the science to show how it could have happened. The story of the European settlement of North America usually features a few main characters: red-headed Norsemen who sailed across an icy sea to set up temporary outposts, Spanish conquistadors, white-collared English separatists, French trappers, and Dutch colonists. Now a team of Greek scholars proposes another—and much earlier—wave of European migration: the Hellenistic Greeks, in triremes powered by sail and oar in the first century CE, nearly a millennium before the Vikings.These...
  • TIME FOR GREENBLATT TO WALK AWAY-Will Trump, chief peace negotiator accept "peace process" is dead?

    02/02/2018 4:14:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 2, 2018 | Caroline Glick
    Unless Trump intends to humiliate himself and America and sell Israel down the river like his predecessors did, the peace process will not be resuscitated. On Tuesday in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When...
  • Israel President Rivlin Addresses Poland, Anti-Semitism At Holocaust Remembrance

    01/29/2018 4:44:08 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 27 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | January 29, 2018 | Joel Leyden
    Israel President Rivlin Addresses Poland, Anti-Semitism At Holocaust Remembrance By Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyAthens, Greece — January 29, 2018 … Israeli President Rivlin commented on Poland’s denial of its role in the Holocaust. Rivlin, who is visiting Greece, stated that in relation to the new Polish legislation that Poland’s decision to place in prison those who speak of Poland’s complicity with Nazi Germany is a reminder that it is still beholden upon Israel, all Jews and Christians to fight for the memory of the Holocaust, as it happened. Research into the Holocaust must be free, open, and sincere. The...
  • Scientists reconstruct the face of 'angry' Mesolithic girl

    01/23/2018 1:32:40 PM PST · by mairdie · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2018 | Cheyenne Macdonald
    The last time anyone looked on Dawn's face was 9,000 years ago. Now the teenager can be seen again, after scientists reconstructed her face to show what people looked like in the Mesolithic period, around 7,000 BC. And, according to the experts, this included more 'masculine features' – for both men and women. It's thought that Dawn (known as Avgi, in Greek) was around 15-18 years old when she died.
  • Russia's Sergei Lavrov slams US for ignoring 'multipolar' world

    01/19/2018 10:54:22 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | Jan 15, 2018
    Moscow will work to preserve the Iran nuclear deal despite Donald Trump's recent pledge to change it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at his annual news conference. "Unfortunately, our American colleagues still want to operate only on the basis of dictating policy, issuing ultimatums, they do not want to hear the perspectives of other centers of world politics," Lavrov said on Monday. The US is refusing to "acknowledge the reality of the emerging multi-polar world," he added. The Russian foreign minister said that statements coming from the US also "seriously aggravated" tensions in other parts of the world, including...
  • Neolithic girl's reconstructed face unveiled at Athens Acropolis Museum on January 19th

    01/18/2018 6:24:22 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 45 replies
    Tornos news ^ | January 10, 2018 | unattributed
    An 18-year-old girl who lived in Greece 7,000 years ago and was unearthed by archaeologists in Theopetra cave, near the city of Trikala, has had her face reconstructed and is about to officially introduce herself to the public... Dawn (Avgi in Greek) is a woman from the Mesolithic era (7,000 BC) who lived in the Theopetra cave, according to Athens University professor Manolis Papagrigorakis; who has invested a great deal of time and learning in order to bring Greeks “face to face” with their ancestors... Papagrigorakis' team is also working on the reconstruction of the skull of a girl from...
  • British Museum claims French artist Rodin proves why Parthenon Marbles should stay in Britain

    01/18/2018 5:15:07 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Greek City Times ^ | January 15, 2018 | GCT Team
    The idea is to show how the headless figures taught Rodin that the body could express emotion, as shown in his masterpiece 'The Kiss' and because he never visited Greece, experts say he may have picked up the idea from some of his 15 visits to the British Museum. This, it is argued by British Museum, shows why the museum is the right setting for the Marbles, acquired from the ruins of the Parthenon by Lord Elgin and brought to Britain about 200 years ago.
  • Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on 'the world's oldest maritime sanctuary'...

    01/18/2018 9:10:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/18/2018 | By Harry Pettit For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Sprawling Greek monuments built 4,500 years ago on 'the world's oldest maritime sanctuary' reveal the impressive engineering skills of Bronze Age islanders Excavations around Keros show the technological prowess of Bronze Age Greeks Researchers found the remains of terraced walls and giant gleaming structures The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone dug up six miles away Together they turned a tiny islet near Keros into a single, massive monument A remote Greek island known as the 'world's oldest maritime sanctuary' was once covered in complex monuments built using stone dug up six miles (10 km) away....
  • Soros Pledges Renewed Fight Against ‘Dominant Ideology’ Of Nationalism, Says EU ‘Verge of Breakdown’

    01/15/2018 11:43:27 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/15/17 | Victoria Friedman
    The progressive billionaire speculator George Soros has said he will ‘fight back’ against the “dominant ideology” of nationalism, whilst admitting that favoured globalist project the European Union is “on the verge of a breakdown”. Wistfully writing that Soros’s Open Society Foundations (OSF) once ‘epitomised the optimism about the spread of Western-style democracy’ after the fall of the Soviet Union, the Financial Times described the scrutiny the global progressive body is experiencing amidst a wave of patriotism and populism and the ‘wilting’ attraction of the leftist agenda. Soros, alluding to the collapse of the USSR, told the left-liberal newspaper: “It’s déjŕ...
  • We Don't Have to Choose Between Putin and George Soros

    01/15/2018 11:11:21 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Mike Gonzales
    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” is a proverb that has long, and apparently mistakenly, been attributed to Bedouins. It’s unfair to them, as it contains the false-dichotomy fallacy. Sometimes the saying is correct, as when the Allies decided in World War II to side with Josef Stalin against Adolf Hitler. Other times, both options are equally bad. This is, however, the way many people insist on reacting to George Soros and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two men currently going toe-to-toe for control of much of the globe’s hearts and minds. You either side with one or...
  • Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

    01/15/2018 12:57:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    reuters.com ^ | January 14, 2018 | Noah Barkin
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump. Merkel, who has been struggling to put together a government since a German election in September, had been expected to skip the annual gathering of leaders, CEOs, bankers and celebrities in the Swiss Alps for a third straight year. But after clinching a preliminary coalition agreement with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday, German officials said Merkel could travel...
  • America Last? EU says Trump is losing on trade

    01/15/2018 12:53:47 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    ca.reuters.com ^ | January 15, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop, Noah Barkin
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s trade tsar has no idea what Donald Trump will tell his audience at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, but she is clear what the EU’s message to the U.S. president will be. America is shooting itself in the foot by withdrawing from global leadership on trade, Cecilia Malmstrom, the 49-year-old Swede who has served as Europe’s trade commissioner for the past three years, told Reuters. Under Malmstrom’s direction, the EU has juggled a dizzying array of trade talks over the past year. In July it clinched a preliminary deal with Japan....
  • Kent Christmas 2018 prophecy

    01/11/2018 10:36:09 PM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
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  • French president: U.S., Israel, Saudi Iran policies ‘would lead us to war'

    01/08/2018 12:38:53 AM PST · by caww · 35 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 7, 2018 | JTA
    Macron's statement lays blame on France’s allies rather than its estranged trade partner Iran for a perceived risk of escalation. ...“The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron said in his statement,.... which is unusual in that it lays blame on France’s allies rather than its estranged trade partner Iran for a perceived risk of escalation.